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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Cáncer secundario

Secondary cancer (SEH-kun-dayr-ee KAN-ser)
A term that is used to describe either a new primary cancer or cancer that has spread from the place in which it started to other parts of the body.



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