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how can lung cancer affect other parts of your body?

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Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Varies: Metastatic spread can cause all kinds of pain, lumps, fractures etc. There are some signs of bone pain without spread called pulmonary osteoarthropathy and clubbing may be a sign. There are some tumors with endocrine effects.

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Can lung cancer still spread to other parts of the body during treatment?

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