Hi HOTties. Hope you’re all healthy and hanging in there. There’s an end in sight to all of this insanity.
Or at least I hope.
So..brain tumors are weird.
They’re technically the end result of odd, mutant cells that start doing what they want instead of what they should do—just like all cancer cells.
But most primary brain tumors(meaning the ones that start growing in the brain) don’t ever spread anywhere beyond the brain; most brain tumors don’t move, migrate or metastasize to other parts of the body.
However, many different types of cancer that start in the body can spread to the brain; so if you’re diagnosed with lung cancer and that lung cancer spreads to the brain, you now how lung cancer that has metastasized to the brain—but you don’t technically now also have “brain cancer”.
In fact, in all the literature I’ve come across, no one really has brain cancer—because cancers have the potential to spread—and most tumors in the brain don’t.
So while I’m sending a message out to recognize World Cancer Day and Jamey, I’m aware that technically he might not have had cancer.
Even if he had cancer.
Am I the only one confused here?
So, what do you think?
Have any of you heard of the brain cancer/brain tumor debate?
Is it just a technicality?
Either way, I just wanted to pop in to recognize World Cancer (and also possibly Brain Tumor which is not technically a cancer if it doesn’t spread outside the brain) Day.
—Kim and Cael