Metastatic Brain Tumor
A metastatic brain tumor is a form of cancer that started somewhere else in your body and has spread to your brain creating one or more tumors. Many different cancers can spread this way. These tumors are actually more common than tumors that begin in the brain's own tissues. Here at MD West ONE, we have Neurosurgery and Spine Specialists that can properly diagnose this issue.
Signs and Symptoms
Because your brain is so complex, a brain tumor can affect your mind and body in many ways. A tumor can cause so many different physical issues such as:
- Severe headaches
- Weakness and tired
- Pain, numbness, or tingling in parts of your body
- Vision or speech issues
- Personality changes such as rapid mood swings or strange new behaviors
What can cause this?
A metastatic brain tumor can begin as bladder cancer, breast cancer, or cancer of the ovaries or testes. It can begin as cancer in your blood, kidneys, lungs, or skin. And sometimes, we don't know where cancer began.
What forms of treatment are there?
Treatment depends on your needs. You may benefit from radiation, surgery, or other options. Your healthcare provider can create a plan that's right for you.