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How often does lung cancer spread to the nose?

How often does lung cancer spread to the nose?

Uncommon, but not u: The key here is to get an exam by a dermatologist:. It would be unusual if it is a single lesion (spot) but not so unusual if the lesions are multiple. You might need a biopsy. ...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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Why does lung cancer spread to the brain so often?

Why does lung cancer spread to the brain so often?

Lung cancer: The different cell types of lung cancer have the propensity to spread to different organs either due to blood stream patterns, adjacent anatomy or the affinity of these other organs to receive and grow these cancer strains. It turns out that the brain is one of those susceptible organs. ...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 common is it for bladder cancer to spread to the brain?

How common is it for bladder cancer to spread to the brain?

Not common: Bladder cancer typically spreads to regional lymph nodes around bladder first. At advance stages, it may progress and spread to other abdominal organs (liver, prostate, vagina, uterus, urethra, etc.) but typically not brain. ...Read more

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How long does it take for testicular cancer to spred to the abdomen and brain? Is spreading to the brain common?

How long does it take for testicular cancer to spred to the abdomen and brain? Is spreading to the brain common?

Depends on the type: Testicular cancer is usually confined to the testicle, but spread to other organs, metastases, do occur. The type of primary testicular tumor and it's pathologic features determine both the chances of metastasis and if so, where. In particular, choriocarcinoma, a very rare type of testicular cancer, has been associated with brain metastases. Thankfully, brain mets are very rare. ...Read more

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How does cancer in the prostate go to other organs?

How does cancer in the prostate go to other organs?

Three ways: Prostate cancer can spread directly and locally to the nearby organs such as the bladder, can spread through the lymphatic to the lymph nodes in the back of th abdomen and more importantly through the blood to other organs, most commonly to the bones, usually of the spine.. ...Read more

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How commonly can lung cancer spread to the nose?

How commonly can lung cancer spread to the nose?

Extremely rare: Extremely rare. Usually late stage lung cancer metastasizes to bones, liver and brain. ...Read more

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Once cancer has developed to stage 4, when it spread to different organs and chemo is given, does this remove cancer or is the organ itself cancerous?

Once cancer has developed to stage 4, when it spread to different organs and chemo is given, does this remove cancer or is the organ itself cancerous?

The organ is Ok: Cancer involved different organs as isolated scattered tumor nodules. With a good/effective chemo, the tumor nodules shrink and can sometimes disappear completely. The remaining organ is healthy and functions normally once cancer has been killed by the chemo. ...Read more

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Lung cancer has spread not to the brain but the bones actually, how long to live or what's the survival rate if i go through chemo?

Lung cancer has spread not to the brain but the bones actually, how long to live or what's the survival rate if i go through chemo?

Depends on a number : Of factors. Discuss with your team of docs (orthopod, oncologist, pcp & any other specialitist that you may need). Chemo/radiation are generally best options, with some surgical procedure to stabilize a broken or a bone that is weakened (but not yet broken). The idea is to improve the quality of life for as long as possible. Survival is dependent on cancer type and its response to the meds.. ...Read more

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How long does it take after treatment for breast cancer to metastasize to other parts of the body?

How long does it take after treatment for breast cancer to metastasize to other parts of the body?

It varies a lot: Most breast cancers are successfully treated and cured with modern treatments. There is of course some risk of relapse or recurrence of cancer. The recurrences mostly occur during the first 2-3 years after primary treatment but can take up to 5 or even 10 years to come back as metastases. So you need to have check ups and follow ups with your doctors for rest of your life...At least for 10 years. ...Read more

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Can lymphoma spread to the liver and kidneys? If not, what type of cancer does spread this way?

Can lymphoma spread to the liver and kidneys? If not, what type of cancer does spread this way?

Yes: Lymphoma can indeed involve the kidneys but more commonly, the liver. Multiple other malignancies (colon, pancreatic) can also metastasize to the liver but less frequently to the kidneys. ...Read more

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What kills a person in metastic colon cancer . Does the liver have to fail or can the mets alone cause death ?

Metastatic Cancer: This is a fairly difficult question to answer simply. When there is metastatic disease, unfortunately yes cancer begins to affect other organs such as the liver, kidneys, and brain. ...Read more

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Why does lung cancer usually spread to the brain, thereby producing brain tumors?

Why does lung cancer usually spread to the brain, thereby producing brain tumors?

Brain Mets: (metastasis) as an entity comprise 100k per year. Lung cancer leads the league, but breast, melanoma, kidney are quite common. Prostate almost never. Only rhabdoid tumors in children commonly go to brain. This pattern stares at us, but baffles us as to why "organotropic" patterns of metastasis are so predictable. ...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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How does secondary brain cancer get into the brain? Can it cross the blood brain barrier?

How does secondary brain cancer get into the brain? Can it cross the blood brain barrier?

Yes!: Cabncer cells travel via the blood and can get to the brain just like they do to all other body parts/sites. They are very invasive and are capable of breaking the blood brain barrier easily! ...Read more

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How typical is it for cancer to spread to different parts of the brain?

How typical is it for cancer to spread to different parts of the brain?

Depends on tumor : Type. Some tumors spread to brain more often than others, e.g., lung cancer, melanoma spread to brain more often than colon cancer. ...Read more

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What percent of squamous cell skin cancers spread beyond skin? Also, how long does it typically take to spread once it forms?

What percent of squamous cell skin cancers spread beyond skin?  Also, how long does it typically take to spread once it forms?

A small percent: Majority of squamous cell skin can does not spread beyond skin if recognized and treated early. Most common location of spread are the lymph nodes ...Read more

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How can colon cancer affect the body?

How can colon cancer affect the body?

Blockage/Bleeding: Depending on their size and location, colon cancers may cause the above problems. The bleeding tends to be very slow, like a dripping faucet, and may not be evident by sight. Obstruction can cause a change in bowel habits (constipation, pencil-thin stools) and/or bloating. Like any cancer, there is the potential to spread to other organs, which may cause fatigue, loss of appetite, wt loss, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Rectal Cancer (Definition)

Growth in size and number in an unregulated manner of a cell line that has developed a mutation, in this case it occurs in the cells that ...Read more