Medical Treatment of Metastatic Cancer to the Nervous System

A Metastatic Cancer is one which has spread from the primary site of origin into different area of the body. That occur in about one-fourth of all cancers that spread through the body. Treatment for Metastatic Cancer aims to slow the growth or spread of the Cancer. Treatment depends on the type of cancer, where it started, the size and location of the Metastasis, and other factors. The primary tumor may be found by examining tumor tissues from the brain. Tests may include; Cerebral Angiography, Mammogram, Chest x-ray, CT scans of the Chest, Abdomen, and Pelvis to find the original tumor site, MRI of the Brain, Lumbar puncture, EEG.

  • Treatment Algorithm
  • Dexamethasone
  • Famotidine
  • Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole

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