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How does lung cancer affect the musculoskeletal system?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
Wasting,,,: Lung cancer can cause cachexia or wasting of the musculoskeletal system. This is due to the extra nutrients drawn out of the body's reserves by the metabolic needs of the tumor cells. Also poor appetite due to the tumor can prevent nutrients from reaching the muscle and indirectly result in wasting.

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How does lung cancer affects your other organs?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
It may or may not: When early, lung cancer does not affect other organs. But in more advanced cases it tends to spread to multiple organs like Bones, Liver and often to the brain, causing organ dysfunction after sometime of spread.

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