Distant Summary Stage

What is Distant Summary Stage?

Distant Summary Stage meaning Distant metastases are tumor cells that have broken away from the primary tumor, have traveled to other parts of the body and have begun to grow at the new location. Distant stage is also called remote, diffuse, disseminated, metastatic or secondary disease. The point is that in most case there is no continuous trail of tumor cells between the primary site and the distant site.


reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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