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.
KeywordsBrain metastasis Supportive care Radiotherapy
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