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Can non small cell cancer of the lung spread?

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Unfortunately non small cell lung cancer can spread; frequent sites of spread include the space between the lung and chest wall (pleural space), liver and adrenal glands.
When the disease spreads to distant organs/locations this is called metastasis.

In brief: Yes

Unfortunately non small cell lung cancer can spread; frequent sites of spread include the space between the lung and chest wall (pleural space), liver and adrenal glands.
When the disease spreads to distant organs/locations this is called metastasis.
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Non small cell lung cancer is much more common than small cell lung cancer. Yes, non small cell lung cancer can spread.
It can spread to the other lung, lymph gland, liver, bones, brain.

In brief: Yes

Non small cell lung cancer is much more common than small cell lung cancer. Yes, non small cell lung cancer can spread.
It can spread to the other lung, lymph gland, liver, bones, brain.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. David Cooke
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Yes

Spread is called metastasis or stage IV disease.
Early stage non small cell lung cancer (nsclc) can spread if it is not treated early.

In brief: Yes

Spread is called metastasis or stage IV disease.
Early stage non small cell lung cancer (nsclc) can spread if it is not treated early.
Dr. David Cooke
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