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My mother had a fracture in her lower back and the doctor had a biopsy taken. The results showed she had Adenocarcinoma Cancer. An x-ray showed it was lung cancer. She scheduled for a CT but I just want to know if the cancer is showing in her bones does that automatically means she's in stage IV? The x-ray showed a small dot on her lung. She's never smoked and doesn't drink.

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replied December 8th, 2009
Lung Cancer Answer A8346
If the cancer has spread to her bones from another place in her body then, unfortunately, that would indeed indicate Stage IV (metastatic) cancer.

Sincerely/ Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS

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