Metastatic lung cancer

Metastatic lung cancer means that the cancer has spread from where it started in the lung to other parts of the body. It is also called advanced lung cancer.

What is metastatic lung cancer?

Metastatic lung cancer is when the cancer has spread from the lung and gone to another part of the body.

Symptoms of metastatic lung cancer

Symptoms of metastatic lung cancer can vary depending on where the cancer has spread to.

Treatment for lung cancer

Your treatment depends on several factors. These include what type of lung cancer you have, how big it is and whether it has spread (the stage). It also depends on your general health. 

Living with lung cancer

There is support available during and after treatment to help you cope. This includes support from your clinical nurse specialist, cancer charities, community services, and family and friends.

Last reviewed: 
07 Dec 2022
Next review due: 
07 Dec 2025