invasive cancer

Cancer that has spread beyond the layer of tissue in which it developed and is growing into surrounding, healthy tissues. Also called infiltrating cancer.

English dictionary of cancer terms . 2015.

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  • invasive — adjective Date: 1598 1. of, relating to, or characterized by military aggression 2. tending to spread; especially tending to invade healthy tissue < invasive cancer cells > 3. tending to infringe 4. involving entry into the living body (as by… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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