Can you have breast and lung cancer at the same time?

Yes. Either as a metastasis from one organ to the other or as two separate synchronous primary tumors.
Two primary cancers. Yes you can have two different cancers at the same time. We often will find the second cancer in the process of working up the full extent of the first cancer. It is also possible that the lung lesion/spot is breast cancer that has spread to the lung.
Yes... It would probably be more likely to have breast cancer with metastasis to the lung. But conceivably, a female smoker could develop simultaneous lung and breast cancers.

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My grandma has breast and lung cancer. What is her prognosis with regards to survival rate?

Usually breast . Cancer can travel to lung, lung cancer very rarely goes to the breast, and having both as primaries is not very common, but that scenario is potentially curable...The others are not. Treatment may prolong life, or make disease diminish. A lot depends on how gram feels and what she wants to put up with and what her goals are. Read more...
It depends. Ask her oncologist for details. In general breast cancer in post menopausal women has a good prognosis with appropriate treatment. Lung cancer however has a worse prognosis. Read more...

What are the differences between breast cancer and lung cancer?

Breast & Lung Cancer. Breast Cancer and Lung Cancer arise from different parts of the body. Breast cancer almost always arises from the ducts of the breast. Lung cancer usually arises from the lining of the lung. The two cancer have different natural histories. Breast cancer may metastasize or spread to other part of the body, including the lungs. Read more...

Is there any link between breast cancer and lung cancer?

Metastatic cancer. Breast cancer can spread to the lungs, but we still consider it breast cancer (we call it metastatic then). Other than that i don't know of a link with breast cancer and lung cancer (cancer that arose from the lung tissue). Read more...
No. There are occassional strikes of lightening twice in the same patient, but it is not due to a scientific link. Breast cancer has no ling to smoking or tobacco, and the link is very strong with lung cancer. We could stop 90% of lung cancer by cigarettes disappearing, but we don't have that fortune with breast cancer. Notice that cigarettes are still leader and many geniuses exercise their freedom. Read more...
Not a direct link. Breast cancer can spread to the lungs. Very rarely, lung cancer can spread to the breasts. Some lung cancers are estrogen or Progesterone receptor positive. Read more...

Is it possible to have breast cancer cells in lung cancer?

I think breast ca. Physicians do speak a "foreign tongue" at times. Many patients ask me when the have spread of cancer to a bone, if they have bone cancer. Breast cancer cells in lung cancer are more likely breast cancer cells that have spread to the lung. There would be a cancerous mass in the lung and a biopsy would show breast cancer cells. This would be metastatic cancer to the lung. I think that is your issue. Read more...
Yes. Lung cancer - as in other organs where cancer is found include primary ( from within) and secondary ( as the result of cancer spread) cancers. Breast cancer can spread to brain, bone, lung, and liver. Read more...
Yes. It means the origin of the tumor is from the breast. It is a primary breast cancer that has spread or metastasized to the lung. Read more...

Can there be any correlation between breast cancer and lung cancer?

Not really. Both are malignancies can be in anyone both are high incidence smokers more prevalent with lung breast ca can metastasize to lung. Lung metastasizes but not commonly to breast. One of the oncologists may respond with some genome influences, but I am not aware . Read more...

My wife has secondary lung cancer, primary breast. The middle right lobe has collapsed due to external pressure. Can she fly?

Check with Doc. You need to check with her Pulmonologist. Some people need to wait a certain amount of time before they can fly and also depends on the extent of the collapsed lung. Read more...
Lung Ca. I would not be opposed to her flying if the reason was an important one. I would be concerned about the collapsed lung being a source of infection and wonder why no one seems to have addressed measures aimed at re-expsnding the lung. As a medical oncologist i would be urging your wife & you to see a med oncologist specially focused on BC (breast cancer). I see too much mediocre care of CA pts. Read more...
Need to be checked. You need to see your lung specialist to do some pulmonary testing and see how much volume is has left and whether she is at risk for further collapse. They need to check her oxygen sats and pulmonary function tests. She should be examined before considering flying. Read more...

Malignant neoplasm of the breast which spread to the lung. The lung cancer is what type?

Same. With metastasis the distant lesion usually is the same histology -pathology as the primary. So breast adenocarcinomas will be the cell type in the chest- lung in the case cited. Read more...

Can breast pain be connected with lung cancer? I've had a mammgram and ultra sound all good. It's just in one breast.

Breast pain. Sounds like you have had a proper work up and screening for breast cancer / breast pain and if the breast is still causing you pain go back and see your doctor. If the pain is more in the chest again you need to see your doctor. . Read more...