metastatic tumor

Definitions of metastatic tumor
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n a tumor that is malignant and tends to spread to other parts of the body

Synonyms:
malignant neoplasm, malignant tumor
Types:
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carcinosarcoma
a malignant neoplasm composed of carcinoma and sarcoma extensively intermixed
cancer, malignant neoplastic disease
any malignant growth or tumor caused by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division; it may spread to other parts of the body through the lymphatic system or the blood stream
angiosarcoma
a rare malignant neoplasm arising from vascular tissue; usually occurs in the breast and skin and is believed to originate from the endothelial cells of blood vessels
myeloma
a tumor of the bone marrow (usually malignant) composed of cells normally found in bone marrow
neuroblastoma
malignant tumor containing embryonic nerve cells; usually metastasizes quickly
neuroepithelioma
malignant tumor of the neuroepithelium
retinoblastoma
malignant ocular tumor of retinal cells; usually occurs before the third year of life; composed of primitive small round retinal cells
lymphoma
a neoplasm of lymph tissue that is usually malignant; one of the four major types of cancer
carcinoma
any malignant tumor derived from epithelial tissue; one of the four major types of cancer
cancer of the blood, leucaemia, leukaemia, leukemia
malignant neoplasm of blood-forming tissues; characterized by abnormal proliferation of leukocytes; one of the four major types of cancer
sarcoma
a usually malignant tumor arising from connective tissue (bone or muscle etc.); one of the four major types of cancer
multiple myeloma
myeloma that develops in several places at the same time
Type of:
neoplasm, tumor, tumour
an abnormal new mass of tissue that serves no purpose
malignance, malignancy
(medicine) a malignant state; progressive and resistant to treatment and tending to cause death

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