Metastatic Brain Tumors, also called secondary brain tumors, originate outside of the brain in another part of the body and then spread to the brain. These tumors are more common in adults than in children.
A metastatic brain tumor can begin in a number of areas such as bladder cancer, breast cancer and ovaries or testes. It can also begin as a cancer in your blood, kidneys, lungs or skin.
A tumor can cause physical problems, such as severe headaches, nausea and seizures. You may feel weak and tired. You may have pain, numbness or tingling in parts of your body and can affect vision and speech. It can also cause personality to change including rapid mood swings and developing strange behaviors.