Metastasis

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Title: Metastasis
Description: Metastasis; drawing shows primary cancer that has spread from the colon to other parts of the body (the lung and the brain). An inset shows cancer cells spreading from the primary cancer, through the blood and lymph system, to another part of the body where a metastatic tumor has formed.

Metastasis. In metastasis, cancer cells break away from where they first formed (primary cancer), travel through the blood or lymph system, and form new tumors (metastatic tumors) in other parts of the body. The metastatic tumor is the same type of cancer as the primary tumor.
Topics/Categories: Anatomy -- Lymphatic System
Cells or Tissue -- Abnormal Cells or Tissue
Type: Color, Medical Illustration
Source: National Cancer Institute
Creator: Terese Winslow (Illustrator)
AV Number: CDR764135
Date Created: November 17, 2014
Date Added: November 24, 2014
Reuse Restrictions: Yes - This image is copyright protected. Any use of this image is subject to prevailing copyright laws. U.S. Government has reuse rights. Please contact the rights holder of this image for permission requests.

Rights holder: Terese Winslow
Email: terese@teresewinslow.com