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can lung cancer spread to the breasts

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Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
Breast metastasis: Metastatic carcinoma of the breast. Adenocarcinoma most likely.

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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Holmes
Specializes in Breast Surgery
Breast & Lung Cancer: Breast Cancer and Lung Cancer arise from different parts of the body. Breast cancer almost always arises from the ducts of the breast. Lung cancer us ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Decker
23 years experience Radiology
Yes...: It would probably be more likely to have breast cancer with metastasis to the lung. But conceivably, a female smoker could develop simultaneous lung a ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shelby Terstriep
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Metastatic cancer: Breast cancer can spread to the lungs, but we still consider it breast cancer (we call it metastatic then). Other than that i don't know of a link wi ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Maluccio
26 years experience Surgical Oncology
Rarely if ever: When it metastasizes, breast cancer can go to unusual sites, like the retroperiteum causing obstruction of the ureter. However, this is rare as it wou ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Jin
Dr. David Jin answered
20 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Thanks for asking!: Gastric metastasis from primary lung cancer is very rare with a reported incidence of 0.2%-0.5%.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Stage IV: When breast cancer spreads to other organ beyond the breast area- lung, liver, bones, brain, --it is called metastasis. This is a stage IV disease-and ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Extremely rare: Extremely rare. Usually late stage lung cancer metastasizes to bones, liver and brain.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
32 years experience Pathology
Yes: Breast cancer can spread to many different areas including bones.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Anything: Is possible, but this is very unlikely. Colon cancer usually metastasize to liver, lungs, or sometimes brain.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stan Nabrinsky
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Unfortunately not that uncommon and indicates failure of that chemotherapy.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
14 years experience Radiology
Depends : The prognosis of primary lung cancer is determined by the staging which depends on the type of lung cancer (small versus non-small cell). Lung cancer ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
21 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Not very common: I must say that i've never heard of lung cancer spreading to the nose, but that doesn't mean that it can't do so. Typically, lung cancer spreads to th ... Read More
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Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes but rare: Thyroid cancers do spread ( meta) to brain less frequently.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: Thyroid cancer has been found to metastasize to the brain. Prognosis is guarded; however, recent studies have demonstrated that resection of solitary ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pankaj Kulshrestha
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Lung Cancer: Cells from cancer break off into blood , settle in brain, and grow into a tumor.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
See below: Inflammatory breast cancer does not present as a rash. It is a rare form of aggressuve breast cancer that presents as a diffuse red swelling of the sk ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pankaj Kulshrestha
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Cancer : Yes, any cancer can metastasize at any time.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Grant Seeger
16 years experience Radiation Oncology
Potentially curable: Aggressive locally advance stomach (gastric) cancers that erode into nearby organs can potentially be cured with aggressive surgery and chemoradiation ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
15 years experience Radiation Oncology
Yes: Radiation can be a very effective palliative treatment. It can be used on any site in the body. Whether radiation is appropriate for any given parti ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
It doesn't work: There have been numerous studies of breast cancer and stem cell transplants. It does not work. So in short, no. The treatment for this depending on ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Circulation: Most breast cancers begin in the milk-producing ducts and lobules. These cancer cells break out of these ducts and lobules and enter into the support ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Metildi
44 years experience General Surgery
Yes: This was a more common occurrence before modern tangential fields that avoid the lung. However, if the lung receives significant radiation, then pulmo ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hon Lee
Dr. Hon Lee answered
34 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Lung cancer: The different cell types of lung cancer have the propensity to spread to different organs either due to blood stream patterns, adjacent anatomy or the ... Read More
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