(ORDO NEWS) — In metastatic cancer, infected cells spread beyond the primary site. They can travel through the lymphatic system or through the bloodstream and form new tumors in other parts of the body.
Metastatic cancer is more difficult to treat than other types of cancer.
This is explained by the fact that in this case, infected cells are already spreading throughout the body and it is already more difficult to get rid of them.
At the same time, metastatic cells can even remain inactive for many years, and then start growing again.
Not all types of cancer can spread to other parts of the body and become metastatic. But among those that are capable of this, there are cancers of the lungs, prostate, breast, colon, etc.
There are also common signs of metastatic cancer.
These include pain and broken bones (when the cancer has spread to the bone), seizures, dizziness or headache (when the cancer has spread to the brain), shortness of breath (when the cancer has spread to the lungs), bloating or jaundice (when the cancer has spread to the liver).
You can find out if the cancer has spread to other parts of the body with a medical examination, testing, MRI, etc.
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