A 31-year-old member asked:
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how commonly can lung cancer spread to the nose?

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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.
Answered on Jan 20, 2016
Dr. Matthew Hennig
18 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Exceedingly rare: I've never heard of lung cancer metastasizing to the nose. I can't say that it has never happened, but the most common sites of spread are the bones, brain, lymph nodes, and surrounding tissues. The nasopharynx is not even a consideration. A second primary cancer can develop there at the same time as a lung cancer, though.
Answered on Jun 13, 2014
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