Basic Information About Brain and Other Central Nervous System Metastases

This is the place to come if you want to know more about what the medical literature has to say about brain and other kinds of central nervous system (CNS) metastases.  In this section and the next, we offer answers to frequently asked questions, and discuss symptoms, diagnosis and treatments, as well as quality of life issues.  You'll also find a link to a selected bibliography, where you can find in-depth medically-oriented articles.

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The materials in the Brain and CNS Metastases and Treatments sections have been medically reviewed by physicians who are part of our Center of Excellence.

All information on this website is intended for general knowledge only and is not a substitute for medical advice or medical treatment. We intend the information on this website to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your doctor. 

Dr. Patricia Steeg and Kevin Camphausen are employees of the intramural program of the National Cancer Institute.  They participate in the Center of Excellence as part of their official government duty.  Their viewpoints expressed do not represent the National Cancer Institute.