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Cancer cells have the potential to spread from the mesothelium to other parts of the body where they can grow into new tumours. This process is called metastasis. The tumours are also called metastasis (singular) or metastases (plural). Metastases are also called secondary tumours.
Understanding the usual progression of cancer helps the doctor to predict its probable course, plan treatment and anticipate further care.
The most common sites where pleural mesothelioma spreads are:
Metastasis outside of the chest occurs late in the course of the disease.
The most common sites where peritoneal mesothelioma spreads are:
Peritoneal mesothelioma does not usually spread to the lymph nodes or distant organs.
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