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Brain Metastases

  • Tiago Costa de Pádua
  • Adrialdo José Santos
  • Hakaru Tadokoro
  • Ramon Andrade De MelloEmail author
Chapter

Abstract

Metastasis to the brain is the most feared complication of systemic cancer, and it is the most common intracranial tumor in adults, being symptomatic in more than two-thirds of patients, with similar manifestations observed in primary brain tumors. Any patients with a cancer diagnosis who present with neurologic symptoms must be examined carefully and imaging studies must be performed to exclude BMs. With treatment, survival improves, but it is still discouraging. The management of BMs is divided in two major goals: symptomatic control and specific cancer treatment. It is essential to have a multidisciplinary team, and the patient should be a part of the decision-making process.

Keywords

Brain metastasis Supportive care Radiotherapy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tiago Costa de Pádua
    • 1
  • Adrialdo José Santos
    • 2
  • Hakaru Tadokoro
    • 3
  • Ramon Andrade De Mello
    • 4
    • 5
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Medical OncologyFederal University of São Paulo, UNIFESPSão PauloBrazil
  2. 2.Neuro-Oncology, Hospital São PauloUniversidade Federal de São PauloSão PauloBrazil
  3. 3.Division of Medical Oncology, Escola Paulista de MedicinaFederal University of São PauloSão PauloBrazil
  4. 4.Division of Medical OncologyFederal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP) & Hospital Israelita Albert EinsteinSão PauloBrazil
  5. 5.Department of Biomedical Sciences and MedicineUniversity of AlgarveFaroPortugal

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