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What is the term for when cancer spreads to the brain?

What is the term for when cancer spreads to the brain?

Metastasis: This is called brain metastasis (singular) or metastases (plural). Sometimes the slang term "brain met" is used. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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How to determine if cancer has spread to the brain?

How to determine if cancer has spread to the brain?

Imaging studies...: If a person has cancer that has spread to the brain from another body site, the person may have symptoms such as headache, confusion, personality changes, seizures, etc... If there is suspicion of metastatic cancer in the brain, then the patient can undergo imaging studies of the brain such as a ct scan or an mri. These studies will allow the care team to diagnoses metastases in most situations. ...Read more

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How typical is it for cancer to spread to different parts of the brain?

How typical is it for cancer to spread to different parts of the brain?

Depends on tumor : Type. Some tumors spread to brain more often than others, e.g., lung cancer, melanoma spread to brain more often than colon cancer. ...Read more

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Can cancer spread from brain to spine?

Can cancer spread from brain to spine?

There are some: Pediatric tumors, medulloblastoma, the descend via spinal fluid. And some adult tumor that spread to the brain, lung cancer, and then spinal fluid spread (small cell), but brain primary tumors rarely spread anywhere, and spine usually means bones not fluid. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how cancer that has spread to the brain kill you?

Can you tell me how cancer that has spread to the brain kill you?

Metastatic cancer: people can die from metastatic cancer from different causes- including: severe infection, severe malnutrition, or organs failure. metastatic disease to the brain should be treated obviously. any occupying lesion in the brain may increase pressure inside the skull/brain.. as the skull/brain is a close space- any increase pressure may cause herniation of the brain stem and it can cause demise. ...Read more

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How can cancer that spread to brain kill you. Taking care of someone ?

How can cancer that spread to brain kill you. Taking care of someone ?

It often does: If the tumors in the brain grow to a big size(over 2-3 cm) they cause increasing compromise of brain functions due to raised intracranial pressure which leads to mental confusion, coma and death over a period of few weeks. ...Read more

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Can thyroid cancer spread to the brain?

Can thyroid cancer spread to the brain?

Thyroid cancer: It is extremely rare for thyroid cancer to spread to the brain. If it occurs, it usually has spread to other places in the boxt ...Read more

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Can thyroid cancer spread to the brain?

Can  thyroid  cancer spread  to    the   brain?

Yes but rare: Thyroid cancers do spread ( meta) to brain less frequently. ...Read more

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How common is it for bladder cancer to spread to the brain?

How common is it for bladder cancer to spread to the brain?

Not common: Bladder cancer typically spreads to regional lymph nodes around bladder first. At advance stages, it may progress and spread to other abdominal organs (liver, prostate, vagina, uterus, urethra, etc.) but typically not brain. ...Read more

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Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more