IBS Hospital is renowned for its advanced treatment of metastatic brain tumours. Our team employs cutting-edge surgical techniques, focusing on precision and patient well-being, to ensure effective and safe tumor removal.
What are Metastatic Brain Tumors?
Metastatic Brain Tumors are secondary tumors that don’t originate in the brain but result from the metastasis of cancer from another site in the body. Metastasis is the process where cancer cells break away from the original tumor, enter the bloodstream, and spread to different body areas. These cells can accumulate in new locations, forming secondary tumors. Metastasis is commonly seen in advanced cancer stages. The most common types of cancer that can spread to the brain include lung, breast, melanoma, colon, kidney, and thyroid cancers.
What are the symptoms of Metastatic Brain Tumors?
Metastatic cancer typically becomes apparent only after primary cancer has progressed to a late stage. By this point, the patient is already exhibiting symptoms caused by the primary cancer.
Common symptoms indicating that cancer has metastasized to the brain, or the presence of a metastatic brain tumor, may include:
Frequent and severe headaches
Weakness or numbness in the limbs
Loss of balance
Speech and language problems
Unexplained changes in behavior
Vision and hearing issues
What are the causes of Metastatic Brain Tumors?
Metastatic cancer develops when cancer cells break away from the primary tumor and enter the bloodstream or lymphatic system. These systems then carry the malignant cells to different areas of the body, where they can form new tumors. This typically happens when cancer has advanced to a late stage.
How are Metastatic Brain Tumors diagnosed?
Metastatic Brain Tumors are typically diagnosed after symptoms appear.
The diagnostic methods used are similar to those for primary brain tumors and include:
Physical examination of the patient
Thorough assessment of the patients medical history
Computed Tomography (CT scan)
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Biopsy, involving the collection and examination of a tissue sample from the brain
How are Metastatic Brain Tumors treated at IBS Hospital?
In majority of cases, Metastatic Brain Tumors can be effectively managed with proper treatment and care.
The common treatment methods available include:
Surgery: The goal is to remove the tumor or a part of it to alleviate pressure within the skull. This can be done transnasally or through an incision in the skull, known as a craniotomy.
Radiation Therapy: Used as a primary treatment for small tumors or in combination with other treatments. It may be administered to shrink the tumor before surgery or to eliminate any remaining cancer cells post-surgery.
Chemotherapy: Involves using special drugs to kill cancer cells and reduce the tumor’s size.
Immunotherapy: Aims to alter the patient’s immune response, enhancing its ability to combat cancer.
Our team of experts that make it possible
Meet the team of highly specialised and experienced neurosurgeons, neurologists, orthopedicians, and other experts in the field of neurology and spine care. Our team is dedicated to providing personalised and compassionate care to each patient, with the goal of helping them achieve the best possible outcomes.
IBS Hospital Empowers Your Treatment with Cutting-edge Technology
We continuously incorporate cutting-edge technologies from around the world into our offerings, such as a surgical system that allows for precise and confident complex procedures. We use magnetic stimulation to treat certain neurological conditions and create personalised brain maps for tailored treatment plans. Nerve monitoring during surgeries ensures the nervous system is not compromised, and a robotic exoskeleton aids in mobility issues. Our goal at IBS Hospital is to provide the best care possible, utilising the latest and most innovative technologies available.