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Advanced prostate cancer, noticed a growing lump in middle of forehead. What is it ?

I am a hospice nurse typing up some notes from a patient visit. Pt. has advanced prostate cancer with mets to the bones. But, in addition, recently noticed was a growing bump in the middle of the pt. s forehead . His MD stated this was a very aggressive cancer, and it had spread to there - I am trying to figure out what to call this apparent nodule which has appeared on his forehead? thank you, AAAAAA, r.n. YYYY@YYYY
Asked On : Thu, 29 Nov 2012
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Hello and welcome to HCM
Some cancer are very aggressive and spread to distant sites. cutaneous metastasis is commonly seen in many cancers like carcinoma of gall bladder, carcinoma of lung, carcinoma of breast etc.
In case of your patient if it is proven/ confirmed that the tumor cells from carcinoma prostate has spread to the forehead then swelling of this type is described as 'Cutaneous metastasis' or 'tumor nodule'.

Thanks for posting your query.
Dr Shailja P Wahal
Answered: Thu, 29 Nov 2012
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