Dr. Barba discusses the difference between a primary brain tumor and a metastatic brain tumor.
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A primary brain tumor is a tumor from the brain itself. It turns out that 90% of the brain is made with cells that help the brain think and that where the most the brain tumors cells come from. Those can reach from very malignant to a very low grade of benign tumors and those can all be treated of surgery radiation or therapy with such as chemotherapy. A secondary brain tumor or metastatic brain tumor is that comes from a different site such as lung cancer, or a breast cancer and those tumors again are easily treated with surgery or radiation therapy.