Metastatic brain tumors - a brain tumor, which arose from tumors in other tissues or organs. Brain metastases are common in cancer patients and are a frequent cause of death in these patients.
Groups at risk of metastatic brain tumors
Brain metastases are common to all malignant tumors, but some tumors metastasize into it more often than others. The most common brain metastases followed by breast cancer, lung, kidney and colon, and melanoma.
Note, for example, that nearly half of all metastatic brain tumors arise from cancer of the lungs. Approximately 30% of the cause of brain metastases is breast cancer.
Most malignant tumors metastasize to the brain in patients aged 50 - 70 years. The incidence of brain metastases in both men and women the same, although the incidence of certain tumors in men and women may still be different. For example, men more often the cause of metastatic brain tumors is lung cancer, and women - breast cancer.