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Treatment of lung cancer metastases 

Lung cancer that has spread is usually treated with chemotherapy or in certain circumstances, targeted therapy. Other approaches may be used, depending on the part of the body where the cancer has spread.       

Learn more about metastatic cancer and its treatment 

Metastatic cancer (National Cancer Institute)

Progress in the treatment of metastatic lung cancer (CancerCare)

Medical update on metastatic lung cancer (CancerCare)

Brain

Metastatic brain tumors (International Radiosurgery Association)

Understanding brain metastases: A guide for patient and caregiver (National Brain Tumor Association / Lung Cancer Alliance) 

Brain metastases: Treatment and management (Medscape)

Single brain metastasis and multiple brain metastases (American College of Radiology's Appropriateness Criteria)

Bone

Radiation therapy for patients with cancer and bone involvement (Bone and Cancer Foundation)

Metastatic bone disease (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons)

Non-spine bone metastases (American College of Radiologist's Appropriateness Criteria)

What lung cancer patients need to know about bone health (Bone and Cancer Foundation)

Adrenal gland

Metastases to the adrenal gland(American Association of Endocrine Surgeons Patient Education Site)

Liver

Liver metastases (MedLinePlus)