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how would lung cancer (tumor) spread to the brain?

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Dr. Pankaj Kulshrestha
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Lung Cancer: Cells from cancer break off into blood , settle in brain, and grow into a tumor.
Answered on Oct 6, 2017
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Blood vessels : The cancer grows into small blood vessels and sheds cells that move through the blood stream to distant sites, lung, then rest of body.
Answered on Apr 29, 2013

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