Treatment for Brain Metastases

Publication Date: December 21, 2021
Last Updated: March 27, 2023


Recommendation 1.1

Surgery may be offered for patients with brain metastases, considering the following factors: Patients with suspected brain metastases without a primary cancer diagnosis may benefit from surgery to attain a diagnosis and undergo tumor removal.

  • Patients with large tumors with mass effect likely benefit from surgery.
  • Patients with multiple brain metastases and/or uncontrolled systemic disease are less likely to benefit from surgery unless the remaining disease is controllable via other measures.
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(Evidence quality: mixed)



Treatment for Brain Metastases

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