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Metastasis

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The spread or migration of cancer cells from one part of the body (the organ in which it first appeared) to another. The secondary tumor contains cells that are like those in the original (primary) tumor. [ NCI ]

Synonyms: Tumor Cell Migration, metastasize, metastasis, Metastasis, Metastasize

Term info

ALT DEFINITION

The spread of cancer from one part of the body to another. A tumor formed by cells that have spread is called a "metastatic tumor" or a "metastasis." The metastatic tumor contains cells that are like those in the original (primary) tumor.

Legacy Concept Name

Metastasis

Preferred Name

Metastasis

Semantic Type

Pathologic Function

UMLS CUI

C0027627

code

C19151