Lung Cancer Spread to the Brain
Dear OncoLink "Ask The Experts,"
My cousin had lung cancer and now has brain cancer- but he says itï¿½s not brain cancer - is he just trying to make me feel better?
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When you as an American travel to Mexico, we donï¿½t start calling you Mexican. ï¿½ Youï¿½re still an American, youï¿½ve just relocated yourself to Mexico. ï¿½ The same holds true for cancer cellsï¿½we name them from where they started.
The difference is very meaningful to what to expect from the cancerï¿½lung cancer has certain tendencies in terms of how it behaves and brain cancer has different ones. ï¿½ In particular, the therapies that work the best are very different between lung cancer and brain cancer. ï¿½
This question and answer was part of the OncoLink Brown Bag Chat Series, Lung Cancer: Where are We Now? HYPERLINK View the entire transcript.