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what are visceral metastases exactly

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience Medical Oncology
Cancer in organs: Metastases, or areas of cancer spread, to the liver, lungs, or other organs in the body. Metastases to bone are not visceral metastases.
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Dr. William A Biermann
45 years experience Medical Oncology
Spread to internal : Organs sucks as the liver or lung. This is in contrast to skin soft tissue, fluids, or bone. It usually means an aggressive spread.

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Visceral: This means deep inside the body as opposed to on the surface/superficial locations like skin.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Bone mets: Bone metastases is spreading cancer to the bone-from a primary cancer that is located outside the bone. Cancers like breast ca, lung cancer, prostate ... Read More
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Dr. Tushar Patel
25 years experience Radiology
Bone cancer: When a cancer spreads to a bone or many bones, it is called bone metastasis. For example a lung cancer or breast cancer that has spread to the bones ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Like termites,: Abnormal cells destroy bone integrity after traveling from the cancer by the blood stream to a new place. When they grow, they can cause bones to coll ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Singular/pleurals: Used for one metastasis or more metastases!
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kris Gast
Dr. Kris Gast answered
30 years experience Radiation Oncology
Peritoneal mets: This is a very difficult area to treat. It depends first on where the spread is from...ovaries,colon, uterus...etc. Some cases will be managed with su ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Won't cure: A whipple is a desperate attempt to remove all of a primary cancer of the pancreas or some other nearby organ. If the disease has already metastasized ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Close exam: primary tumor cells are well defined, arising in the organ that initiates the lesion. A cancer of the breast when biopsied shows adenoca cells of bre ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
No survival: Pancreas cancer has a poor prognosis. No survival noted if performed in the presence of metastatic disease. Use of chemotherapy such as gemcitabine ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Submax region: Oral low grade adenocarcinomas are relatively rare. Since the major portion of the oral cavity is squamous cells lining the cavity, squamous Ca is mo ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Unclear: Your question is not clear to me. Please expand and explain it better. Most oral cancers spread to the upper neck lymph nodes.

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