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What is the difference between metastasized brain cancer and cancer that started inside the brain?

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Dr. Timothy Mosher
Radiology

In brief: Type of cancer cell

Cancer that metastasizes to the brain, originally started in a different part of the body.
Common sites where these metastatic cancer cells originate include the lung, breast, kidney, skin (melanoma), and the colon. A primary brain cancer is one in which the cancer cell arises from within the brain. This is less common than metastatic cancer.

In brief: Type of cancer cell

Cancer that metastasizes to the brain, originally started in a different part of the body.
Common sites where these metastatic cancer cells originate include the lung, breast, kidney, skin (melanoma), and the colon. A primary brain cancer is one in which the cancer cell arises from within the brain. This is less common than metastatic cancer.
Dr. Timothy Mosher
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