What is Metastasis?
One of the greatest dangers of cancers is their ability to spread to other regions of the body. Bladder cancer is no different in this respect. Bladder cancer can spread, or metastasize to many regions of the body far away from the bladder. Cancers that spread in this way are incredibly dangerous as treatment for metastasized cancers is limited and usually not nearly as effective.
Bladder cancer often metastasizes to the lungs, liver, bones, lymph nodes, and skin by traveling through the bloodstream or lymph system.. And, when it spreads to the bones or liver, the prognosis is much bleaker than when it spreads to these other three sites.
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