The client has metastatic cancer and asks the nurse what it means to have metastatic cancer. What does the nurse say?

 

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- Metastatic cancer involves having cancer spread through the blood or lymph vessels

- Metastatic cancer involves a reduction of blood vessels in the cancer.

- Metastatic cancer means that the cancer is fatal.

- Metastatic cancer is the easiest type of cancer to treat.

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Metastatic cancer involves growth and development of blood vessels along with spread of the cancer through blood or lymph vessels to reach other body areas. It is not uniformly fatal and it is usually more difficult to treat than localized cancer.

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