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does brain cancer ever spread to the lungs?

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Dr. Igor Yusupov
Specializes in Neurosurgery
Not likely: Brain tumors usually do not spread to other parts of the body.
Answered on Sep 7, 2019
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Brain cancer: Primary brain cancers - cancer that originated from the brain itself- do not spread outside the brain. Brain metastases- cancers that spread to the brain from a primary cancers located outside the brain- is way more common than primary brain cancer. For instance, lung cancer, breast cancer spread commonly to the brain.
Answered on Sep 7, 2019
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Dr. Cliff Robinson
16 years experience Radiation Oncology
Almost never: Tumors that start in the brain (such as glioma- the most common primary tumor ) almost never metastasize outside the brain, to the extent that they are reportable as case reports.
Answered on Sep 7, 2019
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