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secondary

adjective accessory, alternative, ancillary, auxiliary, collateral, contingency, derived, following, indirect, inferior, junior, less important, lesser, minor, subaltern, subordinate, subsequent, subsidiary, substitute, unessential, unimportant, vicarious
Associated concepts: secondary boycott, secondary evidence, secondary liability
See also: ancillary, circumstantial, collateral, contributory, deputy, derivative, extrinsic, immaterial, incidental, inferior, insignificant, minor, null, pendent, peripheral, plenipotentiary, replacement, slight, subaltern, subordinate, subservient, subsidiary, succedaneum, supplementary, unessential

SECONDARY, construction. That which comes after the first, which is primary: as, the primary law of, nations the secondary law of nations.

SECONDARY, English law. An officer who is second or next to the chief officer; as secondaries to the prothonotaries of the courts of king's bench, or common pleas; secondary of the remembrancer in the exchequer, &c. Jacob, L. D. h.t.

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After further scans, doctors found that the secondary cancer in Anne's neck had spread from her tonsils.
In female Hodgkin's survivors, breast cancer is the most common secondary cancer.
He acknowledged that following any cancer diagnosis, patients and their physicians tend to pay much closer attention to all physical changes, and this increased index of suspicion could lead to increased detection of secondary cancers such as melanoma.
There was also an unexpected finding when CNAs identified the development of a secondary cancer in this patient, before it was clinically apparent.
Dr Richard Buus of the ICR, who led the research, said: "[EndoPredict] could help improve treatment for a large number of women with breast cancer by allowing doctors to better predict which women are least likely to go on to develop secondary cancer - and could therefore be spared from undergoing the chemotherapy often offered early on in treatment to reduce that risk.
Unfortunately after Kevin's successful bladder surgery, tests revealed he had secondary cancer in his lungs.
It turned out the tumour in my ovary was a secondary cancer and my primary cancer is stomach cancer, which is incurable.
But the mum-of-two was then distraught to be told the lump was cancerous, and she had secondary cancer that had spread to her liver and bones.
She underwent treatment and things were looking up but she learned she had developed secondary cancer of the liver and sadly passed away on September 16.