A lung metastasis is a tumour that develops when cancer (the primary cancer or sarcoma) from another area of the body spreads to the lung. When this happens, the tumours in the lung are called lung secondaries. However, because these deposits are made up of cells that came from another part of the body, they are still considered to be the original cancer, or sarcoma, and not lung cancer.

Contact the Macmillan lung cancer nursing team

Royal Brompton Hospital

Tel: 020 7352 8121 ext. 4134 / 4133
Bleep: 7068 / 7079

Harefield Hospital

Tel: 01895 828 989 / 737
Bleep: 6181 / 6310

Read more about, and contact, the Trust's lung cancer nurse specialists