Linus Posted April 11, 2005 Share Posted April 11, 2005 I was browsing through the ask the experts forum and am wondering if I understand this right: If lung cancer does not come back for over 10 years, and then reacurrs, then it is considered a NEW primary? My mom had lung cancer 10 years ago and it came back last summer. She only had a brain met and no primary was found yet. Her dr. said that no tumors are found in her lungs right now because it may be that 10 years ago a cell travelled from her lung and just recently went to her brain. He made it sound like it is possible that this brain met was leftover from 10 years ago. I hope I am making sence here. Upon reading the ask the experts forum, I came upon a post that talked about how Dr.s consider a cancer cured after 5 years and that usually, if it comes back, it is a new cancer. If I am understanding this right, I am thinking that because my mom had a brain tumor, that there MUST be cancer somewhere in her lungs but it is just undetected as of yet. Sorry for such a long post. Any comments would be greatly appreciated! Thanks, Linus Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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