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What are metastasis?

What are metastasis?

Metastasis: Is when a cancer spreads from 1 part of the body to another part. ...Read more

Metastasis (Definition)

A cancer begins in an organ (say the breast). If it gets into the blood stream or the lymphatic stream the cells can travel to other parts of the body where, in the right environment, they may settle and grow. This development of tumor growth far away from the original site ...Read more


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What's a metastasis?

Metastasis = spread: Metastasis refers to the spread of cancer to area(s) of the body not contiguous with the original cancer, often other organs such as lung, liver or bone. This means the cancer has "spread". ...Read more

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How can metastasis occur?

How can metastasis occur?

3 factors: The tumor must produce matrixmetalloproteinase (MMP) to allow entry into the blood stream. The MMP must breakdown -cadherin to small e cadherin for progression of tumor growth and new cells invading circulation must express a surface antigen that determins site of implantation. Ovary spread to omentum where TGF beta present, Colon to liver because matrix contains liver ferritin. ...Read more

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What does a drop metastasis mean ?

What does a drop metastasis mean ?

unusual term!: It is something, used when there is a tumor in a lower organ(like in ovary) when the starting organ is located high up in the abdomen, like it can be from stomach cancer. But it is not always an exact term in its causation. ...Read more

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What is the cascade of metastasis?

Describes the biolog: Metastases is a complex process with many steps(often called cascade) that cancer cells released from a primary cancer go thru to reach and establish as distant metastases. ...Read more

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How many types of metastasis present?

Cancer spread: Metastasis means that the cancer spread to a different location via the blood, lymphatics, or other means. Cancer can go almost anywhere in the body depending on where it started. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: metastasis?

Metastasis: A cancer begins in an organ (say the breast). If it gets into the blood stream or the lymphatic stream the cells can travel to other parts of the body where, in the right environment, they may settle and grow. This development of tumor growth far away from the original site is called a metastasis. ...Read more

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Are multi spinocelluar ephiteliomas sign of metastasis? Thanks

Metastases from what: Assuming you mean SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA, your question makes no sense without details. Does "multi" mean 3? More? How many? All at once or over some years? Are they in areas exposed to sun or radiation? Are they in anal or genital area? Do you have a transplant? On meds? What is your understanding of "METASTASIS"? Evaluation and treatment should be done by a skin specialist. ...Read more

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What's metastasis, and how does it happen? By blood?

What's metastasis, and how does it happen? By blood?

Spread: This can happen in many ways. It can occur through the blood stream, lymph system or by moving through the local tissues. ...Read more