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Dr. Chaim Colen
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
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What if lung cancer spread to spine?

Dr. Chaim Colen
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
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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. Vikram Patel
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Dr. Michael jantz
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Dr. Vikram Patel
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Dr. Sewa Legha
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
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My brother 51 years old has got lung cancer that has spread to bones spine, aggresive.No treatment worked but they don't no what cancer it is.

Dr. Sewa Legha
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
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My brother 51 years old has got lung cancer that has spread to bones spine, aggresive.No treatment worked but they don't no what cancer it is.

Seek expert Help: We can help you if you send us his complete information. I suspect he has cancer of unknown primary site(?). It is called cup and it means the doctors are unable to find where it started and then spread into bones and lungs. He could get a second opinion at a major cancer center where gene profiling can be done; that often indicates the primary site of origin of cup. This may further guide treatm. ...Read more

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Dr. Bradford Romans
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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My mom has stage 4 lung cancer. the pet scan showed 3 lesions by the spine. does this mean the cancer has spread to her bones?

Dr. Bradford Romans
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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My mom has stage 4 lung cancer. the pet scan showed 3 lesions by the spine. does this mean the cancer has spread to her bones?

By the spine may b: different than on or in the spine.Ask her Docs for specifics. ...Read more

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Dr. Vikram Patel
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Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
Board Certified, Radiation Oncology
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Can you please tell me why god allows my husband to suffer horrible pain from lung cancer and cancerous tumors on his spine?

Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
Board Certified, Radiation Oncology
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Can you please tell me why god allows my husband to suffer horrible pain from lung cancer and cancerous tumors on his spine?

He can get help: I am sorry to hear of your husbands pain and how it is impacting his quality of life. I would highly receommend that he see his physician and possibly someone from pain and palliative care. We have a wide array of medicines to control pain. Radiation may also be an appropriate option depending on the circumstance. I hope he feels better soon. ...Read more

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Dr. Sri Sundararaman
Board Certified, Radiation Oncology
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Would lung cancer have to invade spine to cause pain in upper back? Present for 1yr. Mri of throastic ok. My chest feels bubbly/sm cough recently.

Dr. Sri Sundararaman
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Would lung cancer have to invade spine to cause pain in upper back? Present for 1yr. Mri of throastic ok. My chest feels bubbly/sm cough recently.

Not necessarily: Tumor invasion into ribs or chest wall or tumor irritating the lung lining (pleura) can cause pain in the back or shoulder blade region. ...Read more

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Dr. Rada Ivanov
Board Certified, Pulmonary Critical Care
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Mom has right lung cancer it's the slow cancer she also has a spot on her lower spine right hip and a rib on the right side..Plz life exp

Dr. Rada Ivanov
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Mom has right lung cancer it's the slow cancer  she also has a spot on her lower spine right hip and a rib on the right side..Plz life exp

Stage 4: Sounds like your mom has metastatic lung cancer, even if this is the" slow kind", her life expectancy is probably in the range of 6 months or so. Some patients live a lot longer and some a lot less. Sorry and good luck, make sure that she is comfortable for the rest of her struggle. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. Tariq Niazi
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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Stage 4 lung cancer, in liver, on spine ate hole in hip bone. No treatment still smoke. How long do I have left. What to tell my kids. What's next. ?

Dr. Tariq Niazi
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Stage 4 lung cancer, in liver, on spine ate hole in hip bone. No treatment still smoke. How long do I have left. What to tell my kids. What's next. ?

Discussion with Doc: Discuss with your doc who has been treating as he/she would have answer to all your questions. Tell your kids the truth whatever your doc informs you about your condition. It looks very grim with stage 4 lung cancer which has spread to multiple organs and bones. Are you at home or at a hospital? ...Read more

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Dr. Joshua Garren
Board Certified, Radiation Oncology
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Can CT scan miss lung cancer ? Can an MRI find it while doing scan on thorastic spine? Both without contrast

Dr. Joshua Garren
Board Certified, Radiation Oncology
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Can CT scan miss lung cancer ? Can an MRI find it while doing scan on thorastic spine? Both without contrast

Both: Yes. And yes. However, since mris are very hard to obtain of the lungs due to lung movement, ct scans are much more useful and diagnosing lung cancer. ...Read more

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Lung Cancer (Definition)

Lung cancer is a medical condition caused by the over proliferation of certain types of abnormal cells found in the lung. Symptoms include shortness of breath, cough, sputum with blood, hoarse ...Read more


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