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Brain Disorders | Brain Tumours | Hydrocephalus | Pituitary Brain Tumours | Trigeminal Neuralgia


Metastatic Brain Tumours

The types of cancer that commonly spread to the brain are cancers of the lung, breast, unknown primary site, melanoma, and colon. About half of metastatic spinal cord Tumours are caused by lung cancer.

Prognosis depends on the following:

    • Whether the patient is younger than 60 years.
    • Whether there are fewer than 3 Tumours in the brain and/or spinal cord.
    • The location of the Tumours in the brain and/or spinal cord.
    • How well the tumour responds to treatment.
    • Whether the primary tumour continues to grow or spread.

The prognosis is better for brain metastases from breast cancer than from other types of primary cancer. The prognosis is worse for brain metastases from colon cancer.

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