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Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic
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metastases care at Mayo Clinic Team approach People who come to Mayo Clinic for brain metastases diagnosis and treatment will be cared for by a multidisciplinary team. Your treatment team may include neurologists, neuroradiologists, neuropathologists, neurosurgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, rehabilitation specialists and other professionals as needed. Your doctors work togeth...

Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
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sis If it's suspected that you have brain metastases, your doctor may recommend a number of tests and procedures. A neurological exam. A neurological exam may include, among other things, checking your vision, hearing, balance, coordination, strength and reflexes. Difficulty in one or more areas may provide clues about the part of your brain that could be affected by a brain tumor. Imaging test...

Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/bone-metastasis/symptoms-causes/syc-20370191?p=1

ew Bone metastasis occurs when cancer cells spread from their original site to a bone. Nearly all types of cancer can spread (metastasize) to the bones. But some types of cancer are particularly likely to spread to bone, including breast cancer and prostate cancer. Bone metastasis can occur in any bone but more commonly occurs in the spine, pelvis and thigh. Bone metastasis may be the first sig...

Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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ew Brain metastases occur when cancer cells spread from their original site to the brain. Any cancer can spread to the brain, but the types most likely to cause brain metastases are lung, breast, colon, kidney and melanoma. Brain metastases, or secondary brain tumors, occur in 10 to 30 percent of adults with cancer. As the metastatic brain tumors grow, they create pressure on and change the fun...

Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/bone-metastasis/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20370196?p=1

sis Imaging tests are used to investigate signs and symptoms that may indicate bone metastasis. Which tests you undergo depends on your specific situation. Tests may include: X-ray Bone scan (bone scintigraphy) Computerized tomography (CT) Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) Positron emission tomography (PET) Treatment Treatments for bone metastasis include medications, radiation therapy and surge...

Patient education: Melanoma treatment; localized melanoma (Beyond the Basics)
https://www.uptodate.com//contents/melanoma-treatment-localized-melanoma-beyond-the-basics
Jeffrey A Sosman

MELANOMA OVERVIEW Melanoma is a serious form of skin cancer that starts in the pigment-producing skin cells (melanocytes). Melanoma is the sixth most common cancer in the United States, and the number of melanoma cases diagnosed annually is increasing faster than that for any other cancer. Although the explanation for this is unknown, it may be related to increased recreational sun exposure and...

Patient education: Colorectal cancer treatment; metastatic cancer (Beyond the Basics)
https://www.uptodate.com//contents/colorectal-cancer-treatment-metastatic-cancer-beyond-the-basics
Axel Grothey

COLORECTAL CANCER OVERVIEW Colon and rectal cancer are cancers that involve the lowest part of the digestive system: the large intestine and the rectum (figure 1). Despite early diagnosis and treatment, cancers involving the colon or rectum (colorectal cancer) can reappear at a later time, even if the cancer was entirely removed during the initial treatment. (See "Patient education: Colon and r...

Patient education: Melanoma treatment; advanced or metastatic melanoma (Beyond the Basics)
https://www.uptodate.com//contents/melanoma-treatment-advanced-or-metastatic-melanoma-beyond-the-basics
Jeffrey A Sosman

MELANOMA OVERVIEW Melanoma is a serious form of skin cancer that develops in the cells (melanocytes) that make our skin color. Melanoma is the sixth most common cancer in the United States, and the number of melanoma cases diagnosed annually is increasing faster than for any other cancer. After melanoma is diagnosed, the next step is to determine the cancer's stage, which is based upon the thic...

Patient education: Seizures in adults (Beyond the Basics)
https://www.uptodate.com//contents/seizures-in-adults-beyond-the-basics
Steven C Schachter

WHAT IS A SEIZURE? The brain contains billions of neurons (nerve cells) that create and receive electrical impulses. Electrical impulses allow neurons to communicate with one another. During a seizure, there is abnormal and excessive electrical activity in the brain. This can cause changes in awareness, behavior, and/or abnormal movements. This activity usually lasts only a few seconds to minut...

Patient education: Breast cancer guide to diagnosis and treatment (Beyond the Basics)
https://www.uptodate.com//contents/breast-cancer-guide-to-diagnosis-and-treatment-beyond-the-basics
Christine Laronga

INTRODUCTION Breast cancer is the most common female cancer in the United States, the second most common cause of cancer death in women (after lung cancer), and the leading cause of death in women ages 45 to 55. When found and treated early, breast cancer is most often curable. Breast cancer deaths have decreased by one-third or more over the past three decades. This is due in part to increased...

Patient education: Treatment of metastatic breast cancer (Beyond the Basics)
https://www.uptodate.com//contents/treatment-of-metastatic-breast-cancer-beyond-the-basics
Daniel F Hayes

INTRODUCTION The term "metastatic breast cancer" means cancer that started in the breast and spread to other organs or surrounding lymph nodes, such as the liver, lung, and brain. Most of the time, metastatic breast cancer cannot be cured. However, treatment can help you live longer, slow your cancer's progression, relieve your symptoms, and improve your quality of life. GOALS OF TREATMENT In a...

Patient education: Small cell lung cancer treatment (Beyond the Basics)
https://www.uptodate.com//contents/small-cell-lung-cancer-treatment-beyond-the-basics
Gregory P Kalemkerian

SMALL CELL LUNG CANCER OVERVIEW Lung cancer is categorized into two basic disease types: small cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer based on the appearance of the cancer cells under the microscope and the behavior of the disease. Small cell lung cancer makes up about 15 percent of all lung cancers, with the remainder being non-small cell lung cancer. Small cell lung cancer occurs alm...

Patient education: Fertility preservation in women with early-stage cervical cancer (Beyond the Basics)
https://www.uptodate.com//contents/fertility-preservation-in-women-with-early-stage-cervical-cancer-beyond-the-basics
Marie Plante

CERVICAL CANCER OVERVIEW More than 11,000 American women develop cancer of the uterine cervix (cervical cancer) each year. Cervical cancer is a treatable condition, and there is a good chance of cure if it is found and treated in the early or precancerous stages. Many women with cervical cancer are in their reproductive years. Advice regarding options for fertility preservation for women with e...

Patient education: Renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer) (Beyond the Basics)
https://www.uptodate.com//contents/renal-cell-carcinoma-kidney-cancer-beyond-the-basics
Michael B Atkins

INTRODUCTION The kidneys are bean-shaped, approximately fist-sized organs that are located on each side of the mid back, just below the rib cage (figure 1). The kidneys filter the blood and get rid of excess water and waste in the urine. The most common form of kidney cancer in adults is renal cell carcinoma. Renal cell carcinoma usually does not cause obvious symptoms, especially in the early ...

Patient education: Non-small cell lung cancer treatment; stage IV cancer (Beyond the Basics)
https://www.uptodate.com//contents/non-small-cell-lung-cancer-treatment-stage-iv-cancer-beyond-the-basics
Rogerio C Lilenbaum

NON-SMALL CELL LUNG CANCER OVERVIEW Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) accounts for between 85 and 90 percent of all lung cancers; the remaining 10 to 15 percent are small cell lung cancers. This distinction is important when considering treatment. This article will discuss the treatment of stage IV (advanced) NSCLC, in which the cancer has spread (or metastasized) beyond the initial location. ...

Stereotactic radiosurgery for brain metastases - Mayo Clinic
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Brain metastases - Mayo Clinic
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Brain metastases - Mayo Clinic
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Stereotactic radiosurgery for brain metastases - Mayo Clinic
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Bone metastasis - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
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Apr 20th, 2020 - Diagnosis Imaging tests are used to investigate signs and symptoms that may indicate bone metastasis. Which tests you undergo depends on your specific situation. Tests may include: X-ray Bone scan (bone scintigraphy) Computerized tomography (CT) Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) Positron emission tomography (PET) Biopsy More Information Bone scan CT scan MRI Positron emission tomography scan X-r...