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A 44-year-old member asked:

could a local tumor in the lung spread to develop bone metastasize without affecting the rest of the lungs?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
Radiation Oncology 16 years experience
Yes: It is possible for a lesion in the lungs to spread to the bones without affecting the rest of the lungs.
Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Yes: Malignant tumors often start to spread throughout the body before the primary tumor enlarges. Often times the tumor in the lung is still small when cells escape and travel to other parts of the body and skeleton start metastatic tumors.

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