Leptomeningeal metastases are when cancer cells spread to one of the membranes that surround the brain.
It is not easy to cope with a diagnosis of leptomeningeal metastases, but understanding more about it and the treatment you might have can help.
Leptomeningeal metastases mean cancer cells have spread to the thin tissue layers covering the brain and spinal cord (the leptomeninges).
Doctors are still looking at which treatments work best for treating leptomeningeal metastases. Treatment generally includes chemotherapy, targeted cancer drugs or radiotherapy.