Cancer can spread and cause additional tumors to grow in other parts of the body, separate from the original tumor site.
Cancer Can Metastasize to Distant Organs
When metastasis to distant organs occurs, the chance for cure is typically much lower. Many factors determine whether new tumors can form in any number of distant organs. For most cancer types, there tend to be specific organs where metastases are likely to occur. A common organ where a variety of cancers can spread is the liver. As a result, the liver is a common site treated by hyperthermia therapy.