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Does neuroblastoma metastasize to other parts of the body?

Does neuroblastoma metastasize to other parts of the body?

Yes: Neuroblastoma can metastasize to lymph nodes via the blood system. It can also spread to bone which results in bone pain and decreased walking. In certain situations it can also spread to the liver. ...Read more

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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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How long does it take after treatment for breast cancer to metastasize to other parts of the body?

How long does it take after treatment for breast cancer to metastasize to other parts of the body?

It varies a lot: Most breast cancers are successfully treated and cured with modern treatments. There is of course some risk of relapse or recurrence of cancer. The recurrences mostly occur during the first 2-3 years after primary treatment but can take up to 5 or even 10 years to come back as metastases. So you need to have check ups and follow ups with your doctors for rest of your life...At least for 10 years. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many months after treatment would breast cancer metastasize to other parts of the body?

Can you let me know how many months after treatment would breast cancer metastasize to other parts of the body?

Highly variable: Risks depend on the stage at diagnosis of the breast cancer, cell type, etc. Metastasis can occur at any time, or be even seen at the time of diagnosis in advsnced stage breast cancer. Hopefully the diagnosis was an early stage with low risk of metastasis. ...Read more

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How do medulloblastomas metastasize to other parts of the brain or spinal cord?

How do medulloblastomas metastasize to other parts of the brain or spinal cord?

Through CSF: Medulloblastoma is an extremely aggressive brain cancer that spreads to other parts of the brain and spine via the spinal fluid. ...Read more

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Why is it that medulloblastomas metastasize to other parts of the brain or spinal cord?

Why is it that medulloblastomas metastasize to other parts of the brain or spinal cord?

Medulloblastoma: Medulloblastoma is a tumor that sheds cells which can float throughout the spinal fluid space around the brain and spinal cord. If the tumor sheds these cells then they can migrate anywhere along the brain and spinal cord. ...Read more

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Could cancer metastasize to any part of the body?

Could cancer metastasize to any part of the body?

Yes: Cancer can spread to all parts of the body. Different types of cancers spread in very predictable ways. Such as lung cancer often spreads to the adrenal glands and bone while colon cancer frequently spreads to involve the liver. Many cancers can spread to the brain, however, brain cancer rarely spreads past the blood brain barrier outside of the brain. ...Read more

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Can cancer metastasize to any part of the body? Help please?

Yes: It can't get to nail, hair or tooth enamel. It seldom goes to skeletal muscle. ...Read more

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Is it possible for cancer to metastasize throughout the whole body without attacking any organs?

Is it possible for cancer to metastasize throughout the whole body without attacking any organs?

It depends: Certain cancers have favorite locations in the body that they tend to metastasize to, and some cancers rarely metastasize, but prefer to do their nasty work more locally. But no, to answer your question, cancers are very unlikely to be all over the body but do no damage. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a thyroid cancer to metastasize into only one part of the body?

Is it possible for a thyroid cancer to metastasize into only one part of the body?

Yes: There are many different types of thyroid cancer. The most common one is papillary thyroid cancer. This type is slow growing and typically does not "spread." if it does, it typically will spread to the lymph nodes, but other sites are also possible. ...Read more

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Is it possible for thyroid cancer metastasize into only one part of the body?

Is it possible for thyroid cancer metastasize into only one part of the body?

Yes: Often well-differentiated thyroid cancer will only go to neck lymph nodes, this is then removed and radioactive iodine treatment is given. Most of the time the patient's prognosis continues to be excellent. If it has metastasized to multiple areas or cannot be resected, then radioactive iodine may be the only option. Prognosis is still good with well-different. Thyroid cancer in that situation. ...Read more

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Neuroblastoma (Definition)

Neuroblastoma is a childhood cancer due to an over proliferation of abnormal nerve-type cells. Symptoms depend on the site of the tumor but can include failure to gain weight, loss of appetite, diarrhea, bone pain, ...Read more


Metastasize (Definition)

Metastasize is also known as Metastasis. Cancer has spread beyond the ...Read more