What's the relationship between brain cancer and seizures? Do seizures mean brain cancer?

2 answers | Last updated: Nov 11, 2016
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What's the relationship between brain cancer and seizures? Can seizures be a sign of brain cancer?


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Andrew Putnam, M.D. is a Palliative Care physician at Smilow Cancer Center at Yale New Haven Hospital and Yale University.

One possible cause of seizures is cancer in the brain, either a primary brain cancer or cancer from another part of the bady that has metastasized to the brain.  It is important to tell your doctor if you have a seizure.


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Memere answered...

It's not helpful because it does not address the issue as why brain cancer causes seizure. What is about the tumor that causes seizures. Location, size, etc. We know that brain cancer is a result usually from metatasis of other cancers like lung, breast, etc. but why seizures was the question asked.