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to form new foci of disease in a distant part by metastasis.


To pass into or invade by metastasis.


intr.v. metasta·sized, metasta·sizing, metasta·sizes
1. To be transmitted or transferred by metastasis.
2. To be changed or transformed, especially dangerously: "a need for love that would metastasize into an insatiable craving for attention" (Michiko Kakutani).
3. To spread, especially destructively: "[disinformation] ... that even now continues to metastasize ... to such a degree that myth threatens to overthrow history" (Gore Vidal).


verb To spread to another part of the body, usually through blood vessels, lymph channels, or spinal fluid; metastastatic or 2º foci of CA are morphologically similar to the 1º/original CA, or may be more primitive


To pass into or invade by metastasis.


Spread of cells from the original site of the cancer to other parts of the body where secondary tumors are formed.


invade by metastasis


to form new foci of disease in a distant part by metastasis.

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Q. I have met my close friend after 3 years. She is showing some signs of high depression. How can I help her? I have met my very close friend after 3 years and she is very depressed. I am worried that she is showing some signs of high depression. She talks all rubbish and negatives these days which is filled with that nonsense hopelessness. She was fine and going good when I left her and now she is completely negative in her behavior and also very depressed. She is not able to enjoy my company. She had lost her weight and her eyes reflect the bluntness. She keeps silent most of the time. How can I help her?

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Q. Does staging in breast cancer is linked to metastasis and what is the use of staging?

A. stages in cancer tell of it's progress. is it benign, does it have a capsule, did it metastasized and all that. but if you are looking for more accurate and more information on that in general:

this should do it!

Q. What is the best pathophysiology of colorectal cancer. The pathophysiology just has to be brief and concise. It also has to include nursing considerations for the patient.

A. i'm not sure i understand your you mean what is the best treatment for colorectal cancer? patophysiology is the changes the tissue acquired. if you'll give me more details on what you are looking for i'll be more then happy to help you.

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