Dysphagia is a common brain cancer symptom that affects more than 50 percent of patients. This is a serious side-effect because it severely impacts their quality of life. In short, this is when a person finds it difficult to swallow. It’s challenging to eat or even to drink leading to more problems.
Malnutrition and dehydration are the two most immediate concerns. However, pneumonia is another potential risk that may emerge. This is very challenging and will also affect the patient’s capacity to recover from brain cancer. It’s a vicious cycle and one that is tough to recover from (via CVH).