Symptoms of metastatic lung cancer in the brain
If you regularly experience any of these symptoms, you should see your doctor for a specific diagnosis.
For a diagnosis of brain metastasis, your doctor may have a neurological examination (including vision, hearing, balance, reflexes) and request an MRI (MRI) of the head.
Magnetic resonance imaging can not only detect cancer, but also pinpoint the exact location and size of each brain injury.
Plan treat Brain metastatic cancer depends on the location, size, number of tumors, extent of the disease outside the brain, the overall health of the patient.
Treatment may include:
Surgery: This method is for people with only one or two brain metastases that can be easily accessed and removed.
Radiation: This therapy involves the use of X-rays or other high-energy beams to kill cancer cells and various radiation methods used to treat brain metastasis.
Systemic therapy: combination treatment including chemotherapy; targeted therapy (identifying and attacking specific cancer cells with minimal levels of harm to normal cells); immunotherapy (using drugs to activate the patient’s own immune system to recognize and destroy cancer cells).
Palliative care: is a specialized type of medical care, which may include physical therapy, relaxation techniques, exercise, speech therapy and pain management, which is also a major component of treatment for patients with non-small cell lung cancer that metastasizes the brain.