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What if lung cancer spread to spine?

What if lung cancer spread to spine?

Depends: When cancer spreads to the spine it can weaken the vertebral bodies resulting in compression fractures. Severe fracture may cause impingement of the spinal cord requiring surgery to decompress and sometime stabilize the segment. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Can cancer spread from brain to spine?

Can cancer spread from brain to spine?

There are some: Pediatric tumors, medulloblastoma, the descend via spinal fluid. And some adult tumor that spread to the brain, lung cancer, and then spinal fluid spread (small cell), but brain primary tumors rarely spread anywhere, and spine usually means bones not fluid. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Can breast cancer spread to the kidneys?

Can breast cancer spread to the kidneys?

Rarely if ever: When it metastasizes, breast cancer can go to unusual sites, like the retroperiteum causing obstruction of the ureter. However, this is rare as it would be to go to the kidney. The more common sites of spread are bone, liver, and lung. ...Read more

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Can lung cancer spread to stomach?

Can lung cancer spread to stomach?

Yes: http://goo.gl/qyxxk4 "...The most frequent tumors involved in secondary gastric sites are melanoma, breast, and lung cancer..." http://goo.Gl/r2bnbz "...Reported that the incidence of gastric metastasis was 1.7% in 1010 autopsy cases and that the most common cancers metastasizing to the stomach were breast cancer, melanoma and lung cancer..." http://goo.Gl/tjkovg. ...Read more

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Can breast cancer spread to the brain, be cured?

Can breast cancer spread to the brain, be cured?

Mets to Brain: Unfortunately, a cure would be very unlikely.But, survivial time and quality of life are increasing there are meds that can treat disease that spreads and newer treatment that involve radiation that specfically targets small tumors.Reasearch and trials of antibodies targeting certain tumor types continue.Still, the best way is finding the breast cancer very early in the breast through exams etc. ...Read more

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Can a malignant tumor spread to bones via local metastasis?

Can a malignant tumor spread to bones via local metastasis?

Yes: A malignant tumor can spread to other places, including bones. This can happen directly; that is, if a tumor is near a bone, it can grow directly into the bone. It can also happen from a distance, if tumor cells get into the blood stream and travel to the bone. The picture shows the different places cancer goes in the body. I hope that answers your question! ...Read more

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Could brain cancer spread from brain to spine?

Could brain cancer spread from brain to spine?

Depending on what: Type of brain cancer and where the original lesion is, it is possible for metastasis. ...Read more

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Metastatic breast cancer usually spread to liver?

Metastatic breast cancer usually spread to liver?

It may: Breast cancer can metastascise to many organs. Regionally to the lymph nodes and distantly to other organs. More commonly to the bones, lung, liver, brain and other visceral structures in the abdomen or pelvis. ...Read more

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Can thyroid cancer spread to the brain?

Can  thyroid  cancer spread  to    the   brain?

Yes but rare: Thyroid cancers do spread ( meta) to brain less frequently. ...Read more

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Can thyroid cancer spread to the brain?

Can thyroid cancer spread to the brain?

Thyroid cancer: It is extremely rare for thyroid cancer to spread to the brain. If it occurs, it usually has spread to other places in the boxt ...Read more

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Does colon cancer metastasize to the breasts?

Does colon cancer metastasize to the breasts?

Anything: Is possible, but this is very unlikely. Colon cancer usually metastasize to liver, lungs, or sometimes brain. ...Read more

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Can oral or oropharyngeal cancer spread to supraclavicular nodes without spreading to other cervical nodes first?

Can oral or oropharyngeal cancer spread to supraclavicular nodes  without spreading to other cervical nodes first?

Unusual but possible: As we are taught in fellowship, "tumors don't read text books." supraclavicular nodal metastasis is a distant site, technically stage iv. Usually the pattern is regional spread followed by more distant spread, but sometimes there are "skip" situations. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Does brain cancer ever spread to the lungs?

Does brain cancer ever spread to the lungs?

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. ...Read more

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How is cervical cancer spread?

How is cervical cancer spread?

Contiguity: As most cancers cells move towards the vicinity ( the rest of the uterus)first, then travel through the blood flow of the lymphatic, venous and arterial tree far from its original place. Nowadays cervical cancer is detected early with the papanicolau test. ...Read more

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Can lung cancer spread in family?

Can lung cancer spread in family?

No: Individual entity. Not infection. Not communicable. But with smoking, exposure, second hand smoke several family members can have cancer. ...Read more

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