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What is a secondary brain tumor?

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Secondary brain tumors happen when cancers start somewhere else in the body and travel to the brain. Lung, breast, kidney, colon, and skin cancers are among the most common cancers that can spread to the brain.

From: Types of Brain Cancer WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Brain Tumor Association: "Brain Tumor Primer."

Cedars-Sinai: "Brain Tumors and Brain Cancer."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "About Brain Tumors."

National Cancer Institute: "Tumor Grades and Types," "Tumor Grade Fact Sheet," "Brain Tumors Treatment."

Stanford Brain Tumor Center: "Understanding Brain Tumors."

University of Pittsburgh Neurological Surgery: "Types of Brain Tumors."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 11, 2018

SOURCES:

American Brain Tumor Association: "Brain Tumor Primer."

Cedars-Sinai: "Brain Tumors and Brain Cancer."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "About Brain Tumors."

National Cancer Institute: "Tumor Grades and Types," "Tumor Grade Fact Sheet," "Brain Tumors Treatment."

Stanford Brain Tumor Center: "Understanding Brain Tumors."

University of Pittsburgh Neurological Surgery: "Types of Brain Tumors."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 11, 2018

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