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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While the primary brain tumour can begin directly in the brain, the secondary brain tumour, often called a metastatic brain tumour, starts in other parts of the body and spreads to the brain.
While the primary brain tumour can develop directly in the brain, the secondary tumour, often called a metastatic brain tumour, starts in other parts of the body and spreads to the brain.
Metastatic brain tumours outnumber primary but are less frequently subjected to biopsy.