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What is the difference between metastasized brain cancer and cancer that began in the brain?
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Dr. Merry Jennifer Markham
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
6 doctors agree
In brief: Prognosis/tx differs
Cancers that begin in the brain and cancers that metastasize to the brain from another primary site (e.
g., lung, breast, colon, melanoma) have different prognoses and different treatments.

In brief: Prognosis/tx differs
Cancers that begin in the brain and cancers that metastasize to the brain from another primary site (e.
g., lung, breast, colon, melanoma) have different prognoses and different treatments.
Dr. Merry Jennifer Markham
Dr. Merry Jennifer Markham
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Curiously different
In pediatric tumors, brain metastasis is unusal except for rhabdoid kidney tumors.
In adults, 100k brain mets per year, led by lung, breast, melanoma, kidney, but not prostate. Brain primary tumors are very resistant, and their edges and tentacles hard to find. Metastasis usually are quite responsive, but almost always recur. The biology is fascinating and a puzzle!

In brief: Curiously different
In pediatric tumors, brain metastasis is unusal except for rhabdoid kidney tumors.
In adults, 100k brain mets per year, led by lung, breast, melanoma, kidney, but not prostate. Brain primary tumors are very resistant, and their edges and tentacles hard to find. Metastasis usually are quite responsive, but almost always recur. The biology is fascinating and a puzzle!
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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