What is secondary brain cancer?

Secondary brain cancer is when a cancer that started somewhere else in the body has spread to the brain. Find out about the possible symptoms and tests you might have.

Treatment for secondary brain cancer

The aim of treatment is usually to control the cancer and your symptoms. It can also prevent problems developing. Treatments include steroids, radiotherapy, hormone treatment, targeted cancer drugs and in some cases, surgery.

Last reviewed: 
07 Apr 2020
Next review due: 
07 Apr 2023
Coronavirus and cancer

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