What is secondary lung cancer?

Secondary lung cancer is when a cancer that started somewhere else in the body has spread to the lung. Find out about symptoms and tests for secondary lung cancer.

Treatment for secondary lung cancer

The aim of treatment is usually to control the cancer and your symptoms. It can also prevent problems from developing. Possible treatments include chemotherapy, radiotherapy, hormone therapy and in some cases, surgery.

Last reviewed: 
20 Mar 2020
Next review due: 
20 Mar 2023
Coronavirus and cancer

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