Metastatic Brain Tumors

Treatment for brain metastases varies with the size and location of the tumor, the site of the original tumor, and the health of the patient. Surgery and radiation therapy are common treatments.

Brain metastases, also known as metastatic brain tumors or secondary brain tumors, are malignant (cancerous) tumors that start in another part of the body and spread (metastasize) to the brain. The cells in a metastatic tumor come from the original tumor by breaking away and entering the bloodstream or the lymphatic system.