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How does cancer metastasize?

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Dr. Walter Klein
Pathology
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In brief: Enters circulation

The biology behind it is complicated and has been studied for decades by cancer researchers.
However in a nutshell, the tumor gains access to blood vessels and lymphatics where it can then travel to distant sites such as lymph nodes, liver, lung, brain, and bones most commonly.

In brief: Enters circulation

The biology behind it is complicated and has been studied for decades by cancer researchers.
However in a nutshell, the tumor gains access to blood vessels and lymphatics where it can then travel to distant sites such as lymph nodes, liver, lung, brain, and bones most commonly.
Dr. Walter Klein
Dr. Walter Klein
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In brief: Local, blood, lymph

Cancer spreads three ways: by directly invading surrounding organs and tissues, or through the lymph nodes and blood vessels to distant organs.

In brief: Local, blood, lymph

Cancer spreads three ways: by directly invading surrounding organs and tissues, or through the lymph nodes and blood vessels to distant organs.
Dr. Michael Zadeh
Dr. Michael Zadeh
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