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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?

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All patients were reported to have a history of uterine leiomyoma and a prior curettage, myomectomy or hysterectomy and metastasizing occurs mainly in premenopausal and perimenopausal woman.
Benign metastasizing leiomyoma: A rare type of lung metastases--two case reports and review of the literature.
For further understanding, Carraway is preparing to test metastasizing breast cancer tumour cells for the overexpression of Muc4.
The highly invasive bacterium Staphylococcus aureus, responsible for such diverse maladies as pimples, food poisoning, blood poisoning, cystitis, endocarditis, pneumonia, severe infections and toxic shock syndrome, may spread through the body in the same way that metastasizing cancer cells do.
The incidence of a renal cell carcinoma metastasizing to the head and neck has been reported to range from 15 to 30%.
Uncommon malignant lesions associated with pleomorphic adenomas are carcinoma, malignant mixed tumors, and metastasizing mixed tumors.