What to expect in metastasis, lung and brain cancer?

The question is. A puzzle. Are you asking: what next, in someone with lung and brain disease? (usually starting in lung, then going to brain). Or the pattern of metastasis if either is primary: brain as primary almost never metastasizes outsie cns, whereas lung commonly foes to brain, as well as other lung, liver, bones, adrenals.
Type of cancer? It will depend on the type of cancer. Generally speaking, the prognosis will be worse/poor when the cancer has spread to distant organ- compared to if the cancer still localized. However, what to expect-depend on the type of the cancer and how good overall condition of the patient. In testicular ca-it can still be cured eventhough it is already spreading.In lung ca- median survival is 15 months.
Nonspecific symptoms. If a cancer has metastases, they dictate what kind of symptoms seen next. For example, tumors with metastases to the spinal cord can compress it, causing back pain, and later, weakness. Brain cancers rarely, if ever have metastases, but lung cancers, like small cell, often have metastases to the brain, liver, and bone. Fever, anorexia, fatigue, and weight loss are generally seen with mets.

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What can you expect in the final stages of metastasis lung and brain cancer?

Prognosis. Obviosly prognosis is not good in this situation. Usual treatment is palliative to keep patient comfortable. Radiation therapy can help neurological symptoms. Disease widening with increase shortness of breath, respiratory failure, pneumonia, infection and pain related to cancer can happen. Palliative chemotherapy can help to improve symptoms. Read more...
Depends on location. The extent of the spread will affect the symptoms. It sounds like you are referring to lung cancer primarily with spread to the brain. If the brain cancer is not controlled, progressive symptoms from the mass effect in the brain include headaches, seizures, nausea/vomiting, weakness, blurred vision. In the final stages, the oncologists are very good working with palliative care. Read more...
It depends on the. Size, number, and location of the mets. Mets cause swelling, which can result in headache, nausea, weakness, seizures, or difficulty with thinking, speech, or vision depending on the part of the brain. In patients who succumb to the mets, it is usually swelling leading to difficulty breathing and loss of consciousness. Steroids and radiation (possibly surgery) are treatments that may help! Read more...
Variable. Symptoms are obviously variable, but the best i can describe them, they are most similar to alzheimers, but much, much faster. If the worst thing about alzheimers is how long it goes on, the "best" thing about end stage brain tumors is how short the suffering tends to be. Lung cancer can add some shortness of breath and difficulty swallowing as well as lack of appetite. Read more...

What can I expect during the final stages of metastasis lung and brain cancer?

More info. Are u being treated? What line of chemo are u on? Please share more info so we can give u more individualized answers. God bless. Read more...
Difficult. Very difficult to answer as each person is different. If the metastases in the brain themselves result in death, people usually develop anything from headaches, confusion, seizures, weakness, or numbness, ultimately developing difficulty breathing if swelling becomes severe enough. Brain swelling can be treated with steroids and the tumors with radiation, and sometimes surgery or chemo. Read more...

How can my husband know if he got brain cancer from his chemo on cancer brain metastases?

Chemo didn't do it. Sadly, metastatic lesions to the brain are not at all unusual. It is a frequent event with a cancer that was not localized on detection and had already spread to other areas. That is why chemo was started. Sorry for your husband's situation. Read more...

How long do you have if you have small cell liver lung and brain cancer?

Depends. It is not possible to predict the behavior of tumors other than providing averages. Has the tumor been treated? If it was treated and became wide spread while under treatment, the prognosis would be poor. Read more...
Need immediattreatme. Less then 6 weeks without treatment but can live much longer with proper treatment. Read more...
Months. The average survival of extensive stage small cell lung cancer if left untreated is weeks to months. If treated and responds can be longer. Rare to live over 2 years. We all have our success stories. Hope this helps. Read more...

How much time does a person with lung and brain cancer survive?

Short time. Separate lung and brain cancer are rare. More common is finding lung cancer having metastasized to the brain. Sometimes radiation can minimize the brain symptoms but when chemo has failed, most survival is in terms of monthsbrain cancer. Read more...

Can we confirm lung or brain cancer without biopsy on an old woman?

Unlikely. ? Metastatic to brain from lung may show up in an easier to biopsy site- skin, superficial node etc. PET scan may localize a spot. Read more...

How likely is it for someone to survive brain cancer and tuberculosis in the lungs?

Tb chances are good. It is quite unlikely to have both conditions at the same time. This makes therapy more challenging but doable. Cure from tuberculosis should be expected. The main concern here is the brain cancer. For the most common adult brain cancer, survival is about a year, give or take a few months. Read more...
Check with your doc. It really depends. Brain cancer can possibly be removed. Are may be it is tb? Tb can be cured see pulmonologist asap. Read more...

A family member has lung, throat, brain cancer. How long does a person live for?

Variable. I'm sorry to hear about your family members health and wish that all goes as best as possible. But in terms of prognosis life span wise, this is impossible to predict without any specifics about the pathology of the cancer, the spread of the cancer, treatment failures/success, other ailments in addition to cancer, etc. Seek input from your family members oncologist. . Read more...
Ask the oncologist. They can give you the best estimate. No one can predict exactly. Read more...