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Disease or Condition — Cancer, Tumors, and Abnormal Cell Growth:
brain metastasis

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Description

Secondary malignant brain neoplasm is a type of cancer that has spread to the brain from another part of the body. It is also known as metastatic brain cancer. This type of cancer is more common than primary brain cancer, which starts in the brain. Secondary malignant brain neoplasms are caused by cancer cells that have spread from another part of the body, such as the lungs, breasts, or skin. These cancer cells travel through the bloodstream or lymphatic system and settle in the brain. Symptoms of secondary malignant brain neoplasms can include headaches, seizures, changes in behavior, and vision problems. Treatment for this type of cancer typically involves surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy.

Synonyms
  • secondary malignant brain neoplasm
Symptoms (patient's findings)
  • amnesia
  • anomia
  • attention deficit
  • blurred vision
  • convulsions
  • dizziness
  • foot muscle weakness
  • hand muscle weakness
  • headache
  • nausea
  • thigh muscle weakness
  • upper arm muscle weakness
  • visual disturbance
  • vomiting
Signs (examiner's findings)
  • slurred speech
Basic Lab Tests (measurements)

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