Translation of metastasize in Spanish:


metastatizar(se), v.

Pronunciation /məˈtæstəˌsaɪz//mɛˈtastəˌsʌɪz/

intransitive verb

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    • Cancer cells can also metastasize from their original site to other parts of the body.
    • In addition, cancers can metastasize by penetrating into blood vessels, lymphatics, and body cavities.
    • Vertical-phase tumors are more likely to metastasize (spread cancer to other parts of the body) than radial melanomas.
    • Lung cancers often metastasize to the brain, liver, adrenals, bone, and kidneys but evaluation of these organs is usually directed by symptoms and clinical suspicion rather than by routine scanning.
    • In 70 percent of these cases, the cancer will have metastasized, or spread to other areas of the body.