Indeed, some 90 percent of cancer fatalities are the result of the metastasis rather than the primary tumor.
Well, this Mr. Loudon is a practical fellow; and his metastasis is admirable.
Several cases are on record pointing to the possibility of a metastasis of mumps from the parotid gland to the pancreas.
It is observed most frequently in the lower limbs, is generally symmetrical, and shows a disposition to metastasis.
The gills have become shifted forward by a metastasis similar to that which brought the whole thoracic organs far forward in fish.
He speaks of a metastasis to the kidneys and bladder being peculiarly favorable in empyema.
Secondary growths are met with chiefly in the lungs, metastasis taking place by way of the veins.
I have thought that its origin might be accounted for on the principle of metastasis of morbid material.
Cancers of the cervix uteri are always malignant and cause death if they are not removed before they have gone on to metastasis.
When metastasis takes place, as it occasionally does, the fungus is transmitted by the blood vessels, as in pyæmia.
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.