It invades surrounding tissue and spreads to nearby or distant organs (metastasis).
The pathologist who evaluates cancer cells in biopsied tissue designates the cancer as being stage I, II, III, or IV, in terms of the degree of metastasis.
Metastasis is very serious in MTC because chemotherapy and radiation therapy are not effective in controlling its spread.
cathepsin inhibitors represent an exciting target for metastasis therapy.
distant metastasis, palliative therapy can be started.
invasive thymoma, we concluded that the present lesion was a metastasis of the former thymoma.
Thirty-one patients had a sentinel lymph node positive for melanoma metastasis.
The smallest detected metastasis was a micrometastasis with a diameter of 0.9 cm.
RESULTS: There was neither operative mortality nor liver metastasis cases in these cases.
Primary bone cancer is much less common than bone metastasis.
metastasis in breast cancer.
metastasis of squamous cell carcinoma was 57.4 years, compared to 50.2 years for adenocarcinoma.
metastasis from primary lung cancer is extremely rare.
metastasis to bony metastases is usually localized, except where there is associated nerve involvement or damage.
metastasis the detection of distant metastases will preclude further attempts at radical surgery.
metastasis neck dissection should be considered for all with clinical evidence of node metastases.
In about 15 percent of cases, physicians find some degree of cancer spread (metastasis).
The most common sites in the body where metastasis occurs are the liver and lungs.
For example, research in 2003 found that a combination of chemotherapy and gene therapy stopped breast cancer and its metastasis (spread to other organs or parts of the body).
"Gene Therapy and Chemotherapy Combine to Stop Breast Cancer and its Metastasis."
Since MTC is slow growing, metastasis may not be obvious.
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