verb[no object] Medicine
(Of a cancer) spread to other sites in the body by metastasis: his cancer had metastasized to the liver (as adjective metastasizing) metastasizing tumour cells
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- Cancer cells can also metastasize from their original site to other parts of the body.
- Lung cancers often metastasize to the brain, liver, adrenals, bone, and kidneys but evaluation of these organs is usually directed by symptoms and clinical suspicion rather than by routine scanning.
- In addition, cancers can metastasize by penetrating into blood vessels, lymphatics, and body cavities.
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