metastasis

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the spreading of a disease (especially cancer) to another part of the body

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How and when do tumor cells metastatize? Crit Rev Oncog 1993;5:559-94.
In contrast, MM arises from the malignant transformation of melanocytes in the skin, and preferentially metastatizes to lymph nodes and visceral sites (i.e., lung and liver) [5].