Pronunciation: (meh-tuh-STA-tik)

Having to do with metastasis, which is the spread of cancer from the primary site (place where it started) to other places in the body.

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Metastasis. In metastasis, cancer cells break away from where they first formed (primary cancer), travel through the blood or lymph system, and form new tumors (metastatic tumors) in other parts of the body. The metastatic tumor is the same type of cancer as the primary tumor. Metástasis. En la metástasis, las células cancerosas se separan del sitio donde se formaron inicialmente (cáncer primario), se desplazan por medio del sistema vascular o linfático, y forman nuevos tumores (tumores metastásicos) en otras partes del cuerpo. El tumor metastásico es el mismo tipo de cáncer que el tumor primario. Date last modified: 2014-11-19Metastatic CancerCáncer metastático