Approximately 20 to 40 percent of patients with tumors outside the central nervous system (i.e. lungs, breast, colon) will develop metastatic brain tumors. Also called "secondary brain cancer", the majority of patients seen show progressive neurological deterioration due to spontaneous bleeding.
Because of their size these tumors cause excessive swelling and, depending on their location, can cause a multitude of symptoms.
- Weakness in limbs
- Loss of balance
- Loss of speech
Managing and Treating MBTs
Managing MBT's requires a team approach. We at GHNC work closely with our patients' medical oncologist and radiation oncologists. Management of our patients with Metastatic Brain Tumors is complex and can include: