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