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

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Dr. David Cooke
Surgery - Thoracic
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Either as a metastasis from one organ to the other or as two separate synchronous primary tumors.

In brief: Yes

Either as a metastasis from one organ to the other or as two separate synchronous primary tumors.
Dr. David Cooke
Dr. David Cooke
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Dr. Kris Gast
Radiation Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Kris Gast
Dr. Kris Gast
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Dr. William A Biermann
about 20% of abnormal masses in the lung in breast cancer are unrelated cancers.
Dr. Carl Decker
Radiology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Carl Decker
Dr. Carl Decker
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