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

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Dr. Pankaj Kulshrestha answered

Specializes in Thoracic Surgery

Lung Cancer: Cells from cancer break off into blood , settle in brain, and grow into a tumor.

Answered 10/6/2017

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Dr. Creighton Wright answered

Specializes in 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 4/29/2013

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