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Extent of Disease Evaluation

Common Metastatic Sites

Spread Primary Site/Mets
Lymphatic Spread The regional lymph nodes are the most common site of metastasis.
Hematogenous Spread Common metastatic sites include the skin, soft tissues, the liver, lungs, bones and brain.

Extent of Disease Evaluation

(Parentheses enclose the names of the organs for which the diagnostic study is useful.)

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