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what is the definition or description of: metastatic carcinoma?

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Dr. Michael Flax
45 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Outside the cell: When the changes of carcinoma in situ extend outside the bottom cells which are lined up in levels, it "invades" other parts of the tissue, therefore becoming invasive, ergo cancer.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
A cancer develops in: An organ (lung, breast, ovary). Metastasis is the travelling of the cancer from that organ to another, establishing a colony there, growing, and interfering with taht organs function.
Answered on Dec 5, 2012
Dr. Mary Maluccio
26 years experience Surgical Oncology
Spread outside area: Metastatic carcinoma refers to the spread of the cancer outside the area of origin. For some cancers, this can be spread to nodes outside the area that drains the organ involved (esophageal) or it can refer to multiple tumors within the same organ (liver - cholangiocarcinoma).
Answered on Jan 15, 2020
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