metastasis

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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Extranodal extension (ENE)

What does extranodal extension mean? A lymph node is a small organ filled with specialized immune cells. It is part of the body’s immune system. A capsule is a thin tissue barrier on the outside of the lymph node. The capsule separates the lymph node from the surrounding tissues and organs. Pathologists use the term …
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In-transit metastasis

What is an in-transit metastasis? In-transit metastasis is a group of tumour cells found within the skin or soft tissue at least 2 cm from the original tumour. The word ‘in-transit’ is used because the tumour cells are found in between the original tumour and the first lymph nodes that drain that area of the …
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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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