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National Cancer Institute: Metastatic Cancer Q&A

This fact sheet from NCI provides general information about what metastatic cancer is, how it occurs, where it spreads, how it is diagnosed, and what some treatment options are. Metastasis means the spread of cancer; a pathologist determines if a tumor is metastatic or primary by examining a sample of the cancerous tissue. Some treatment options include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, biological therapy, hormone therapy, surgery, cryosurgery, or a combination of these.


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