metastatic brain cancer

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metastatic brain cancer

A brain tumour arising from metastatic malignancy.

Primary sites
Lung, breast, colon, kidney, melanoma.
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At the age of 21 Jemma needed another operation for a secondary brain tumour but she has since been given the allclear.
Another 32,000 people each year may be affected by a secondary brain tumour that started elsewhere in the body.
After suffering from a persistent headache, Liz was sent for a scan and on June 5 this year, doctors discovered she had an aggressive secondary brain tumour.
Apart from taking four weeks off when he had surgery to remove the secondary brain tumour, Donald has not taken time off work, and seems to draw strength from going into the office every day.
Glyn was diagnosed with lung cancer and a secondary brain tumour in May this year.
Of these, 50,000 are estimated to develop either primary or secondary brain tumours.