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They caught the cancer before it metastasized.
  the spreading of a disease (especially cancer) to another part of the body
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metastatic metastases metastasis metastasized metastasize metastasizing metastasizes
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  • They caught the cancer before it metastasized.
  • With each visit I could sense it growing like metastasizing cancer, but I didn’t care.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • Cancer of that kind must be ghastly, those monstrous metastasizing cells so close to the brain—hideous little microscopic boll weevils invading cheek, sinuses, eye socket, jaw, filling the mouth with its fulminating virulence until the tongue, engulfed, rotted and fell dumb.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Your elbows, especially your elbows: aging begins at the elbows and metastasizes.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye

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  • By late afternoon the squall had metastasized into another major storm.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • I imagined the tumor metastasizing into my own bones, boring holes into my skeleton, a slithering eel of insidious intent.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • Others mistook malignant changes for infection, sending women home with antibiotics only to have them return later, dying from metastasized cancer.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • The cancer had metastasized to my liver.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • And from the scans, it’s metastasized to your pancreas and lungs.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • He ran on a platform of improving the school system, fighting illiteracy, and trying to find innovative solutions to the metastasizing drug trade that was poisoning life in major areas of the city.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore

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  • But in that brief span the storm abruptly metastasized into a full-blown hurricane, and the visibility dropped to less than twenty feet.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • Burkin once had a client who had a breast tumor that wasn’t spotted until it had metastasized, and she wanted to sue her internist for the delayed diagnosis.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • All he knows is that his suspicion that he lacks prerequisite knowledge and acquired poise is metastasizing as he squints into the early morning sun, unable to fall back to sleep.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • Greg was then a chemistry and nursing student, and when he learned that his father’s cancer had metastasized and spread to his lymph nodes and liver, he realized how quickly he could lose him.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • According to the scanner, the nematodic filaments are the result of extensive but simple metastasis.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • As you can see, the cancer’s metastasized," he said.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • Metastatic, the doctor said.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • Metastatic calcification is associated with hypercalcemia, however.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • She had educated herself enough about cancer treatment to know that 208 indicated metastasis: a death sentence.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • No, the doctor said, not once the metastasis occurs.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • When shipments were ready to go, Gey would warn recipients that the cells were about to "metastasize" to their cities, so they could stand ready to fetch the shipment and rush back to their labs.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • What had once looked like a manageable project seemed to be metastasizing.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • In one patient, Henrietta’s cancer cells metastasized to her lymph nodes.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • He knew what it meant when cancer metastasized, he knew what it meant to have cancer not only in his stomach, but also in his pancreas.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • And there was no way for us to find out that John didn’t have locally invasive disease without metastases, because it required a diagnostic test that we can’t do here.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • The cancer, she’d learned, had metastasized from his stomach to his pancreas and lungs, and holding out hope seemed dangerous.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • The chief pediatric oncologist at Mass General had told her that John had a reasonable chance if the cancer had not metastasized into his bones, and there was no way of telling, here in Cange, if that had happened.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
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Associated words [difficulty]:   metastasis [6] , leukemia [4] , Hodgkin’s disease [8] , melanoma [8] , lymphoma [9]
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