Phantom smells caused by Brain Cancer

Daily Expresss – February 2023 

Dr Stuart Sanders

Doctor Stuart Sanders, GP at the London General Practice, contributes to an article discussing phantosmia (or phantom smells) and how they can be a possible indicator of brain cancer. Experiencing non-existent foul smells and odours could be sign of cancer growing in the olfactory cortex or invading it from neighbouring tissues. These phantom smells are often accompanied with nausea and dizziness. While there is no specific treatment for phantosmia, it should be taken seriously and investigated often with an MRI scan.

There are of course other causes of olfactory hallucinations and as an indicator of brain cancer this symptom can be rare so it is important not to jump to conclusions but to book an appointment with a GP to discover the root cause.

For more information read the full article by clicking the link below.

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