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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Cáncer en estadio tardío

Late-stage cancer (LAYT-stayj KAN-ser)
A term used to describe cancer that is far along in its growth, and has spread to the lymph nodes or other places in the body.



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