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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Metastasectomía

Metastasectomy (meh-TAS-tuh-SEK-toh-mee)
Surgery to remove one or more metastases (tumors formed from cells that have spread from the primary tumor). When all metastases are removed, it is called a complete metastasectomy.



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