Starting Points for Metastatic Cancer

Metastatic cancer is when the cancer has spread to distant skin sites, lymph nodes or internal organs. Secondary cancer (metastasis) keeps the name of the original, primary cancer. For example, pancreatic cancer that has spread to the liver is called metastatic pancreatic cancer.

Cancer Council NSW

Understanding Brain Tumours: A guide for people with brain or spinal cord tumours, and their families and friends booklet

Understanding Cancer in the Liver: A guide for people affected by primary liver cancer or secondary cancer in the liver booklet

Living with Advanced Cancer: A guide for people with cancer, their families and friends booklet


Further International Websites on Metastatic Cancer

National Cancer Institute

Metastatic Cancer Fact Sheet

American Cancer Society

What is metastatic cancer?

American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)

Brain Metastasis

Cancer Research UK

Brain tumours

National Breast Cancer Foundation

Metastatic Breast Cancer 

Medline Plus 

Metastatic cancer to the lung