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What is primary cancer?

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Primary cancer is the original cancer in your body. If this original disease spreads or comes back, this is called metastasis. 

From: Basic Cancer Terms You Need to Know WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute: “NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms.”

American Society of Clinical Oncology: “Cancer Terms: Cancer Basics,” “Biopsy,” “Stages of Cancer.”

American Cancer Society: “Cancer Glossary.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on October 01, 2017

SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute: “NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms.”

American Society of Clinical Oncology: “Cancer Terms: Cancer Basics,” “Biopsy,” “Stages of Cancer.”

American Cancer Society: “Cancer Glossary.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on October 01, 2017

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