Posted on: December 2, 2013
From the Body to the Brain: Treating Metastatic Brain Tumors
By Alain C.J. de Lotbinière MD, CM, FRCSC, FACS, Medical Director of the Gamma Knife Center at Northern Westchester Hospital
Most brain tumors begin elsewhere in the body. Although there is a great deal of awareness around Breast Cancer and Lung Cancer, what most people don’t realize is that these two cancers are the most common source of aggressive, metastatic brain tumors, according to the American Brain Tumor Association. Cancers of the colon, kidneys, and skin can also spread cancer cells to the brain. That’s grim news, but neurosurgeons are finding new ways to treat brain cancer.