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to form new foci of disease in a distant part by metastasis.
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To pass into or invade by metastasis.
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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).
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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
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To pass into or invade by metastasis.
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Spread of cells from the original site of the cancer to other parts of the body where secondary tumors are formed.
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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:

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