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How does cancer spread?

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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
29 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
In many ways: Cancers can spread in many ways- it spreads to distant organs through the blood vessels or through lymph nodes or along nerves. It can also spread locally by directly growing into surrounding organs.
Answered on Dec 3, 2016
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