metastisies

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metastisies

by miamutt on Tue Mar 26, 2013 01:49 PM

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i heard if/when lung cancer spreads, first place it spreads to is the brain. is this true?  and why?

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by lovie on Tue Mar 26, 2013 05:18 PM

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On Mar 26, 2013 1:49 PM miamutt wrote:

i heard if/when lung cancer spreads, first place it spreads to is the brain. is this true?  and why?

I do not believe that the brain is the first place cancer spreads to. My mother was diagnosed with stage IV nsclc about 4 months ago and it has spread to her (skeletal system) bones, and her abdomen. It did not spread to any of her other vital organs including her brain.

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by miamutt on Tue Mar 26, 2013 05:33 PM

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did they say why it spread?  or do they knoe why?

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by lovie on Tue Mar 26, 2013 05:47 PM

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On Mar 26, 2013 5:33 PM miamutt wrote:

did they say why it spread?  or do they knoe why?

No, we don't know why it spread. When we found out it was already stage IV. For 2 years she had been treated for allergy and asthma, and finally in November, stage IV NSCLC was dx.

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by miamutt on Tue Mar 26, 2013 06:38 PM

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wow, so they didn't know to begind with.sorry

i guess there is no reason or path for the cancer to spread, it just does

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by bird1962 on Wed Mar 27, 2013 02:57 PM

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I have lund cancer it spread to my back bone. found cancer when they where checking my lungs hard time breathing end up with copd and st 4 lung cancer that was not a good day but you just move on and do your best. going in today for other day ofchemotherapy 3 hours all done with radiation

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by miamutt on Wed Mar 27, 2013 03:05 PM

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i'm sorry.  was it always stage 4?  i have trouble breathing only when i do something strenuous but then it calms down and i'm fine.

wishing you the best!

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by bird1962 on Wed Mar 27, 2013 03:14 PM

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yes it alwas was s4 but just live and do what i want breathing was worst when i walk or when kakaing which can;nt do now. which was the only thing that i miss. but with the oxgen i;am going ti try it when it get warmer never give up

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by miamutt on Wed Mar 27, 2013 03:30 PM

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i hope it gets warmer soon

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by savingdad on Wed May 29, 2013 12:22 PM

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my dad has just been diagnosed with lung cancer and it has spread to his brain.. we dont no why :(

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