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Brain Cancer from Mets Breast Cancer

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Ginny_B
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I am on the EC forum because of my mom's resent diagnosis, but my SIL has been diagnosed with brain cancer from her ongoing battle with breast cancer, so I find myself on this forum too.

Two spots on the brain (eye and ear areas) that are too dangerous to operate on. She will be undergoing whole brain radiation treatment soon. Chemo will stop during this treatment and will begin when it's completed.

I don't even know what questions to ask! If there is anyone with any info on this type of brain cancer I'd sure like to hear from you. One question I have is - is there a name for brain cancer that came from breast cancer?

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4theloveofmysis
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If the cancer came from any where else in the body it is called metastaic cancer (Mets)One of the places breast cancer spreads to.I hope your mom does well.

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Ginny_B
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My sis-in-law has the mets brain cancer. My mom has esophageal cancer. I have learned a lot about EC from the EC forum. New to the Brain Cancer forum. I want to learn all I can about Mets Brain Cancer.

janie560
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Joined: Sep 2011

does it spread through the lymth nodes. Had her breast cancer spread to the nodes.

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