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Diseases » Metastatic cancer » Summary
 

What is Metastatic cancer?

What is Metastatic cancer?

  • Metastatic cancer: Any cancer that has spread to other parts of the body.
  • Metastatic cancer: A tumor that has spread from its original (primary) site of growth to another site, close to or distant from the primary site. Metastasis is characteristic of advanced malignancies, but in rare instances can be seen in neoplasms lacking malignant morphology. -- 2004
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Metastatic cancer: a tumor that is malignant and tends to spread to other parts of the body.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Metastatic cancer: Introduction

Types of Metastatic cancer:

Types of Metastatic cancer:

Broader types of Metastatic cancer:

How serious is Metastatic cancer?

Complications of Metastatic cancer: see complications of Metastatic cancer

What causes Metastatic cancer?

Causes of Metastatic cancer: see causes of Metastatic cancer

What are the symptoms of Metastatic cancer?

Symptoms of Metastatic cancer: see symptoms of Metastatic cancer

Complications of Metastatic cancer: see complications of Metastatic cancer

Can anyone else get Metastatic cancer?

Contagion of cancer: generally not; see details in contagion of cancer.

Metastatic cancer: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Metastatic cancer.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Metastatic cancer.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Metastatic cancer: Oncologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Metastatic cancer.
Treatments for Metastatic cancer: see treatments for Metastatic cancer
Research for Metastatic cancer: see research for Metastatic cancer

Society issues for Metastatic cancer


Hospitalization statistics for Metastatic cancer: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Metastatic cancer:

  • 0.26% (33,613) of hospital consultant episodes were for secondary malignant neoplasm of respiratory and digestive organ in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 86% of hospital consultant episodes for secondary malignant neoplasm of respiratory and digestive organ required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 40% of hospital consultant episodes for secondary malignant neoplasm of respiratory and digestive organ were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 60% of hospital consultant episodes for secondary malignant neoplasm of respiratory and digestive organ were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Name and Aliases of Metastatic cancer

Main name of condition: Metastatic cancer

Class of Condition for Metastatic cancer: cancer

Other names or spellings for Metastatic cancer:

metastatic tumor, metastasis

Disseminated cancer, Metastases, Metastasis, Secondary tumor, Metastatic neoplasm Source - Diseases Database

Malignant tumor, Malignant neoplasm
Source - WordNet 2.1

Metastatic cancer: Related Conditions

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