Metastatic Brain Tumor

Metastases are the most common brain tumor. A Metastatic Brain tumor (also called a Secondary Brain Tumor) is a tumor that arises from a cancer in another area of the body and secondarily spreads to and infiltrates the brain. Certain types of cancers are more likely to spread to the brain than others, with lung and breast cancers being the most common.

 

These tumors are most often found in the cerebellum. About 50% of those with one Metastatic Brain Tumors will have multiple tumors in the brain.

 

Signs and symptoms can vary depending on the size, location and number of tumors.

 

Those suffering with Metastatic Brain Tumors can experience signs and symptoms including:
 
● Seizures
● Headaches
● Mood Swings
● Coordination impairment