Cancerous cells that spread from their original location to other parts of the body.
cancer which has spread from the original site to one or more locations within the body
A second cancer that forms in the body as a result of an original (primary) tumor is called a metastatic cancer. It is caused when cells break away from the primary tumor and form another tumor at another site in the body. These secondary tumors are called metastases. Metastatic tumors can become fatal if they disrupt the function of vital organs.
cancer that has spread from an original site to other sites in the body.
"Cancer that has spread from its original site to other parts of the body; most commonly bone, lung, liver, brain, lymph nodes." -- Clinical Standards for Breast Screening.
Metastatic cancer is cancer that spreads to a different part of the body. For example, if lung cancer spreads to the bone, it is called metastatic lung cancer, not bone cancer.
cancer that has spread beyond its original, or primary, site.
cancer that has spread from its original location to another part of the body.
(met-a-stat'ik)- Cancer that has spread from its original site to one or more additional body sites.
Any cancer that has spread from the original site of tumor development to another anatomical site.
cancer that has spread from the place in which it started to other parts of the body.
Cancer that has spread outside of the organ or structure in which it arose to another area of the body.
Cancer which has spread to a site distant from the original site.
A cancer that has spread from one organ to another. In general, cancers that have metastasized are generally not treated surgically, but instead are treated with chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy.