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What exactly is metastatic colon cancer?

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Brittany Chan
Pediatrics
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In brief: Cancer that spread

Metastatic means that the colon cancer has spread to other parts of your body.
This can happen when the cells get into your blood or the lymph system and travel to other places. Cancer cells can also spread to nearby tissue or organs via direct contact. The most common places for colon cancer to spread to are: lymph nodes, liver, lungs, and the peritoneum (a membrane in your abdominal cavity).

In brief: Cancer that spread

Metastatic means that the colon cancer has spread to other parts of your body.
This can happen when the cells get into your blood or the lymph system and travel to other places. Cancer cells can also spread to nearby tissue or organs via direct contact. The most common places for colon cancer to spread to are: lymph nodes, liver, lungs, and the peritoneum (a membrane in your abdominal cavity).
Brittany Chan
Brittany Chan
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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Spread

Pread of cancer to other organs.
Mst commonly liver or lung.

In brief: Spread

Pread of cancer to other organs.
Mst commonly liver or lung.
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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