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What are the differences between breast cancer and lung cancer?

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Dr. Dennis Holmes
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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 usually arises from the lining of the lung. The two cancer have different natural histories. Breast cancer may metastasize or spread to other part of the body, including the lungs

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A 27-year-old member asked:

Is there any link between breast cancer and lung cancer?

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Dr. Shelby Terstriep
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
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 with breast cancer and lung cancer (cancer that arose from the lung tissue).

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