Leptomeningeal metastases

Find out what leptomeningeal metastases are, how it might be treated and coping with this diagnosis.

What are leptomeningeal metastases?

Leptomeningeal metastases is when cancer cells spread to one of the membranes that surround the brain.

Treatment for leptomeningeal metastases

There are no set guidelines for treating leptomeningeal metastases because doctors are still looking at which treatments work best. Treatment generally includes chemotherapy, targeted cancer drugs or radiotherapy.

Last reviewed: 
22 Nov 2019
Next review due: 
22 Nov 2022
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