Metastatic Brain Tumors Newport Beach & Orange County, CA
Removal of Brain Metastases in Orange County
Metastatic brain tumors are caused by cancer cells spreading (metastasizing) from another area of the body through the bloodstream or lymphatic vessels to the brain. Metastatic brain tumors are always malignant (cancerous) and are five times more common than primary brain tumors.
Metastatic brain tumors commonly develop in the part of the brain called the cerebral hemispheres or the cerebellum. They sometimes develop in different areas of the brain. Cancer can also spread to the spine (metastatic spine tumors). Metastatic brain tumors are aggressive and can grow rapidly, crowding or destroying brain tissues around it. Sometimes, a patient may have multiple metastatic tumors in several different areas of the brain.