LOCALIZED RECURRENT CANCER –
When cancer returns after a period of remission, it’s considered a recurrence. These cancer cells may have been dormant for a period of time, but eventually they continued to multiply, resulting in the reappearance of the cancer.
METASTATIC CANCER –
Metastatic cancer is cancer that has spread from the place where it first started to another place in the body. Cancer cells can travel through the lymph system to other organs or in the bloodstream to other parts of the body. Metastatic cancer has the same name and the same type of cancer cells as the original, or primary, cancer. For example, breast cancer that spreads to the lung and forms a metastatic tumor is metastatic breast cancer, not lung cancer.