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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Metástasis distante

Distant metastasis (DIS-tunt meh-TAS-tuh-sis)
Refers to cancer that has spread from the original (primary) tumor to distant organs or distant lymph nodes. Also known as distant cancer.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.