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why does lung cancer usually spread to the brain, thereby producing brain tumors?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
Brain Mets: (metastasis) as an entity comprise 100k per year. Lung cancer leads the league, but breast, melanoma, kidney are quite common. Prostate almost never. Only rhabdoid tumors in children commonly go to brain. This pattern stares at us, but baffles us as to why "organotropic" patterns of metastasis are so predictable.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

Can you advise me on going on vacation with lung cancer/brain tumors?

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Dr. Charles Berry
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
Live for Today: I am going to make some assumptions here so please know where I am coming from. If you have brain cancer from your lung cancer then you are unlikely to live much longer. If a vacation does not involve a foreign country where care is minimal ... go for it.

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