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Definition of Sarcoma, metastatic

Sarcoma, metastatic: A sarcoma that is spreading into other body tissues through the lymphatic system. The most common site for metastatic sarcoma is the lungs, and there are usually multiple lesions (seen as spots on an X-ray, or as masses on a CT scan). Treatment is by chemotherapy and surgery, but prognosis is poor.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 9/20/2012

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