from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Relating to metastasis.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of, pertaining to, or caused by, metastasis
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to metastasis; characterized by or consisting in metastasis.
- Relating to or characteristic of the Metastatica or Holostomatidæ; involving a change of host but no alternation of generations: as, the metastatic mode of development of certain trematodes.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. relating to or affected by metastasis
Sorry, no etymologies found.
The evidence is anecdotal, Dr. Newcomer notes, but a goal of the pilot program is to reduce any overuse in metastatic cancer patients while still paying doctors to care for patients.
Typically treatments are first studied in metastatic patients — for whom cancer has spread from the original tumor site to other parts of the body — who didn't benefit from standard therapies.
Cancer that has spread beyond the lymph nodes is referred to as metastatic or stage 4.
It is also defined as "metastatic," and no cure to date!
It also is meant for patients whose cancer has spread to other parts of the body, a condition known as metastatic cancer.
As far as we know, though, he doesn't have what's called metastatic disease, which means that it's spread throughout his body.
Now, at this point, he has what is known as metastatic colon cancer.
He may have even already had what is known as metastatic disease, meaning that the cancer had actually spread from his lungs elsewhere at the time that he made that announcement.
_Pneumonia. _ -- the so-called metastatic -- needs no special consideration, for in its lesions and symptoms it does not differ from ordinary pneumonia, although it may be overlooked entirely by the practitioner.
Secondary liver cancer, also known as metastatic liver cancer, is cancer that spreads to the liver from another part of the body due to other common cancers like colon, lung, or breast cancer.