Brain metastasis

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What is brain metastasis?

Metastatic brain tumors spread to the brain or spinal cord from cancer originating in other organs. Common brain metastases in adults come from the lung, breast, kidney, colon and skin (melanoma). Brain metastases are the most common type of “brain” tumor.

Common symptoms reported by people with brain metastasis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with brain metastasis

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Intensity-Modulated Radiation)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
2
Tried for
brain metastasis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol/Tetrahydrocannabinol Balanced Mixture)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with brain metastasis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with brain metastasis

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Intensity-Modulated Radiation)
Perceived effectiveness
for brain metastasis (4 evaluations)
Side effects
alopecia fatigue
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
brain metastasis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness problems concentrating 1 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
sleeplessness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol/Tetrahydrocannabinol Balanced Mixture)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with brain metastasis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has brain metastasis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 4
40s 11
50s 20
60s 14
70+ 2
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 3
50-59 years 6
60-69 years 4
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

73% Female
27% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 25
Not Diagnosed 1

These charts show data from brain metastasis patients who have completed their condition history
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