A metastatic brain tumor is a cancer that begins somewhere else in the body and spreads to the brain or spinal cord. They most commonly metastasize from the lungs, breasts, colon and kidney. It is one of the most common brain tumors, and it can produce a range of symptoms, including chronic headache, speech problems, behavior or memory problems, and lack of coordination. Although malignant, brain metastasis is treatable and can be managed, with a high quality of life maintained. Adults older than 65 are at greatest risk.
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The AdventHealth Neuroscience Institute is a state-of-the art facility for adults and children affected by brain metastasis. We specialize in minimally invasive treatments that use laser technology to remove tumors or reduce their size. These advanced techniques often minimize damage to surrounding tissue and result in less scarring and pain. Patients generally recover more quickly. Minimally invasive surgery may be an effective option for some patients with brain tumors that are unresponsive to traditional therapies or surgery.