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Metastatic cancer

Metastatic cancer: Introduction

Metastatic cancer: When cancer spreads (metastasizes), cancer cells are often found in nearby or regional lymph nodes (sometimes ... more about Metastatic cancer.

Metastatic cancer: Any cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Metastatic cancer is available below.

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Types of Metastatic cancer

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Metastatic cancer: Complications

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Metastatic cancer: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Metastatic cancer

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When cancer spreads (metastasizes), cancer cells are often found in nearby or regional lymph nodes (sometimes called lymph glands). If the cancer has reached these nodes, it means that cancer cells may have spread to other organs, such as the liver, bones, or brain. When cancer spreads from its original location to another part of the body, the new tumor has the same kind of abnormal cells and the same name as the primary tumor. For example, if lung cancer spreads to the brain, the cancer cells in the brain are actually lung cancer cells. The disease is called metastatic lung cancer (it is not brain cancer). (Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Cancer -- An Overview: NCI)

Definitions of 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)

A tumor that is malignant and tends to spread to other parts of the body - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

 

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