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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Tumor satélite

Satellite tumor (SA-teh-lite TOO-mer)
A type of skin cancer on or under the skin that has spread from the primary tumor through the lymph system and is not more than 2 centimeters away from the original tumor.



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