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Where is the primary tumor if somebody has metastatic carcinoma in the lung?

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Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice
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In brief: Anywhere in the body

Carcinomas from any where in the body such as breast, liver, colon, and prostate can travel to the lung.
Identification of the primary would require a biopsy and pathology report.

In brief: Anywhere in the body

Carcinomas from any where in the body such as breast, liver, colon, and prostate can travel to the lung.
Identification of the primary would require a biopsy and pathology report.
Dr. Foster Carr
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Dr. Mary Maluccio
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: Many

Many cancers can spread to the lung with colorectal and breast being the most common.
If the primary site is uncertain, the pathologist will often try to narrow down the possible primary site using special tissue stains.

In brief: Many

Many cancers can spread to the lung with colorectal and breast being the most common.
If the primary site is uncertain, the pathologist will often try to narrow down the possible primary site using special tissue stains.
Dr. Mary Maluccio
Dr. Mary Maluccio
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