How Fast Does Lung Cancer Spread?

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Definition

Metastatic cancer to the lung is cancer that starts somewhere else in the body and spreads to the lungs.

See also: Lung cancer


Alternative Names

Lung metastases


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Metastatic tumors in the lungs are cancers that developed at other places in the body (or other parts of the lungs) and spread through the bloodstream or lymphatic system to the lungs. Common tumors that spread to the lungs include:

  • Bladder cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Neuroblastoma
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