Does brain cancer ever spread to the lungs?

Almost never. Tumors that start in the brain (such as glioma- the most common primary tumor ) almost never metastasize outside the brain, to the extent that they are reportable as case reports.
Brain cancer. Primary brain cancers - cancer that originated from the brain itself- do not spread outside the brain. Brain metastases- cancers that spread to the brain from a primary cancers located outside the brain- is way more common than primary brain cancer. For instance, lung cancer, breast cancer spread commonly to the brain.
Not likely. Brain tumors usually do not spread to other parts of the body.

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

I had 2 reg. Chest xrays a month before a head CT I had no idea of brain cancer risk! I'm terrified now:. (i mean its my brain I'm only 24.

Low risk. Your risk of getting brain cancer from these studies is pretty small. I wouldn't sweat it. Read more...
Xray dangers. The danger of brain cancer from chest xrays and a ct scan is very, very low. Try to stop worrying so much. Take good care of yourself. I hope your tests are all normal. Read more...