Metastatic Brain Tumours
Expert Information about Metastatic Brain Tumours Including Breast Cancer
These tumours, also called secondary brain tumours, originate outside of the brain in another part of the body and then spread to the brain. These tumours are more common in adults. The most common metastases are from the lung, breast and melanoma cancers.
Metastatic brain tumours can cause a range of problems by causing pressure in the brain. Symptoms of these tumours include headaches, seizures, visual problems or weakness in your arms and legs. The diagnosis of a metastatic brain tumour generally requires a scan of the brain, such as a CT or MRI.
The options for treating metastatic brain tumours include surgery to remove the tumour, surgical biopsy, or treatment with radiotherapy or chemotherapy.
Watch the video below for more general information about metastatic brain tumours.