metastases

Metastatic adenocarcinoma

Metastatic adenocarcinoma refers to cancer that has spread from its original (primary) site to other parts of the body. The term adenocarcinoma specifically refers to a type of cancer made up of glandular cells, which are the cells found inside most internal organs. For example, if someone has metastatic adenocarcinoma of the breast, it means …
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Metastatic carcinoma

Metastatic carcinoma refers to cancer that has spread from its original (primary) site to other parts of the body. The term carcinoma specifically refers to a type of cancer that begins in the epithelial cells, which are the cells that line the organs and tissues of the body. For example, if someone has metastatic carcinoma …
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Tumour deposit

A tumour deposit is a group of cancer cells that have spread from the primary tumour (the location where the tumour started) to another tissue or organ in the body. A tumour deposit can be found close to the primary tumour, or in other organs and body sites far from the original tumour. When a …
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Metastasis

What does metastasis mean? A metastasis is the spread of tumour cells from the place where the tumour started to a different part of the body. Common locations for a metastasis include lymph nodes, lungs, liver, bones, or brain. Before tumour cells spread to another area of the body, they must enter a blood vessel …
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