Metastatic Brain Tumor
Am I at Risk
You may be at risk for a metastatic brain tumor if you have a type of primary cancer that tends to spread to the brain. The risk may be greater for cancers with higher stage classifications. Many types of primary cancer have the potential to spread to the brain, including but not limited to lung cancer, breast cancer, kidney cancer, bladder cancer, melanoma , sarcomas, testicular cancer, germ cell tumors, colon cancer, prostate cancer, and cancer of unknown origin.
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