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Definition of metastatic?


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If someone said, "she has metastatic ovarian cancer", does it mean (1) that she had ovarian cancer that spread to some other (distant) location., or (2) that she had a primary cancer at some distant location and it spread to the ovaries?

I'm male, and using a female cancer as an example only to denote that I'm not talking about myself (or anyone else). I'm just trying to figure out how the term is used.

Are there other uses for this and similar terms?

Rick Walloch.

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