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Extent of Disease

Common Metastatic Sites

Spread Primary Site/Mets
Lymphatic Spread distant lymph nodes
Hematogenous Spread liver, lungs, bone

Definitions

Key words/possible involvement:

Terms which indicate possible involvement by tumor. Common terms are provided, but the list is not all-inclusive.

Other words/no involvement:

Other terms seen in reports which indicate an abnormality but do not indicate a neoplastic process. Common terms are provided, but the list is not all-inclusive.

Key Information

Information to look for in the report of the study. Key information helps define the extent of disease.

Diagnostic Studies