When they told us she had metastatic disease, she was well schooled in what to expect, and she expected two years.
Nine years ago, he discovered he had metastatic colon cancer.
From there grew the idea that inflammation itself could be a facilitator of metastatic growth.
After a struggle of a little less than seven weeks, my father—a lifelong nonsmoker—died of metastatic lung cancer.
Melanotic sarcoma may occur as metastatic from an original melano-sarcomatous tumor of the skin or eyeball.
In this condition the pancreas may be the seat of either acute parenchymatous inflammation or of metastatic abscesses.
Primary cancer occurs most frequently, metastatic cancer with great rarity.
metastatic suppurative inflammation leads to the formation of a single large abscess or to multiple minute purulent collections.
Infection by contiguous extension occurs and also metastatic involvement is met with occasionally.
Our patient, however, lost the above mentioned sweats, which proves that the fright had a metastatic effect.
1570s, originally in rhetoric, from Late Latin metastasis "transition," from Greek metastasis "a removing, removal; migration; a changing; change, revolution," from methistanai "to remove, change," from meta- "over, across" (see meta-) + histanai "to place, cause to stand," from PIE root *sta- "to stand" (see stet). A rhetorical term in Late Latin for "a sudden transition in subjects," medical use for "shift of disease from one part of the body to another" dates from 1660s in English. Related: Metastatic.
metastasis me·tas·ta·sis (mə-tās'tə-sĭs)
n. pl. me·tas·ta·ses (-sēz')
Transmission of pathogenic microorganisms or cancerous cells from an original site to one or more sites elsewhere in the body, usually by way of the blood vessels or lymphatics.
A secondary cancerous growth formed by transmission of cancerous cells from a primary growth located elsewhere in the body.