metastasize


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metastasize

[mə′tas·tə‚sīz]
(medicine)
To be transferred by metastasis.
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What circumstances in the body would make one tumor disappear and another metastasize? Adams, in Siddhartha's New Yorker article, discusses an interesting series of melanoma cases involving donated kidneys.
Papillary carcinoma of the thyroid is the most common form of thyroid malignancy and generally carries a good prognosis since it usually remains confined to the thyroid gland and tends to metastasize locally to regional lymph nodes alone.
Renal cell carcinoma lung breast carcinomas are the commonest malignancies to metastasize to the head and neck region.6 The common presenting symptoms of metastatic deposits in the head and neck region are; enlarged solitary mass epistaxis nasal obstruction and lymphadenopathy depending on the location and the extent of invasion by metastatic deposits.7 The possible routes for tongue metastasis suggested are the hematogenous and lymphatic circulation.
In a study of disease features and treatment choices among nearly 3,000 postmenopausal women with invasive breast cancer, women older than 75 years were offered chemotherapy significantly less often than those between the ages of 50 and 75, despite having disease that is more likely to metastasize.
Because it does not metastasize to other parts of the body but only erodes tissues with which it comes in contact as it grows, it is easily cured by early detection and removal.
During the `90s, the Coalition's political activities continued to metastasize, and its partisan character became more and more apparent.
It is utterly remarkable how the issue has been caricatured, yielding a clue as to how such appalling public policy can metastasize, untreated, for decades.
Working with oncologists and radiologists at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, he analyzed a tissue and clinical database of 442 initial distant Merkel cell carcinoma seemed to metastasize to unusual places, but clearly preferred the distant lymph nodes.
Squamous cell cancers are of greater concern because of their potential to metastasize, especially those on the head and neck.
Researchers have long known that prostate cancers that spread, or metastasize, often migrate to bone.
One of the main obstacles to treating cancers that metastasize to the brain is the blood-brain barrier, a physiological mechanism that alters the permeability of brain capillaries, severely limiting drug access.
It is very rare for BCC to metastasize unless it goes undetected or is ignored for long periods of time.