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First early signs that cancer has metastasized to the brain?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
3 doctors agree
In brief: You can have it and
Know nothing; but head ache, seizure, weakness on one side or the other, personality change, sleepiness are some common symptoms.
An brain MRI is more sensitive than a ct, either with contrast, a non contrast scan may pick up mets that have hemorrhaged or a large enough to compress ventricles or shift the midline.

In brief: You can have it and
Know nothing; but head ache, seizure, weakness on one side or the other, personality change, sleepiness are some common symptoms.
An brain MRI is more sensitive than a ct, either with contrast, a non contrast scan may pick up mets that have hemorrhaged or a large enough to compress ventricles or shift the midline.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Expect visual.
The early signs can be visual, with painless visual loss to blindness, diploplia (double vision), and nystagmus depending on where the tumor/metastases is in the brain.
These can happen in days to weeks to months. Other signs are also noted, like agitation, memory loss, dysarthria, and cerebellar ataxia, depending on the site in the brain.

In brief: Expect visual.
The early signs can be visual, with painless visual loss to blindness, diploplia (double vision), and nystagmus depending on where the tumor/metastases is in the brain.
These can happen in days to weeks to months. Other signs are also noted, like agitation, memory loss, dysarthria, and cerebellar ataxia, depending on the site in the brain.
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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Variable
Signs of cancer that has metastasized (spread) to the brain can include headaches, nausea, vomiting, changes in thinking or memory, seizures, visual changes or stroke-like symptoms.
There are other things that can cause these symptoms and sometimes there are no symptoms.

In brief: Variable
Signs of cancer that has metastasized (spread) to the brain can include headaches, nausea, vomiting, changes in thinking or memory, seizures, visual changes or stroke-like symptoms.
There are other things that can cause these symptoms and sometimes there are no symptoms.
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
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