Patient Perspective – Symptoms & Diagnosis

Length of Time Living with Symptoms *

Less than 1 Month 0
1-3 Months 0
3-6 Months 0
6-12 Months 0
1-2 Years 0
> 2 Years 0
I was Asymptomatic 0
I Don’t Know 0
Not Answered 29

Grade of Tumour

Grade 1 9
Grade 2 5
Grade 3 2
Grade 4 4
Not Applicable 0
Not Sure 4
Not answered 5

Length of time between Initial & Final Diagnosis *

Less than 1 Month 0
1-3 Months 0
3-6 Months 0
6-12 Months 0
1-2 Years 0
More than 2 Years 0
I Don’t Know 0
Not answered 29

Tumour (Primary or Secondary)

Primary 21
Secondary 1
I Don’t Know 1
Not answered 6

Location of Tumour

Frontal Lobe

2
Parietal Lobe 3
Occipital Lobe 2
Temporal Lobe 3
Left Sphenoid Wing 3
Brain Stem 2
I Don’t Know 1

Initial Diagnosis

Correct Diagnosis 7
Other Diagnosis 8
Not Applicable 1
Not Answered 13

Nature of Initial Diagnosis

Migraines 1
Parkinsons Disease 1
Depression 0
Stress 1
Bells Palsy 1
Thrombosis 1
Hydrocephalus 1
Middle Ear Infection 0
Sinus Problem 1
Stroke 0
Eye Allergy 1
Other 0

Symptoms by Tumour Type

Meningioma

Seizures 0
Headaches 9
Vertigo 6
Memory Loss 6
Dizziness 4
Nausea 3
Depression 4

Astrocytoma

Seizures 0
Headaches 0
Vertigo 0
Memory Loss 0
Dizziness 0
Nausea 0
Depression 0
An Accident 0
Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM)
 
Seizures

0

Headaches

0

Vertigo 0
Memory Loss 0
Dizziness 0
Nausea 1
Depression 0
An Accident 1
Problems with Speech 0