Relapse is seen in as many as 30% of patients following the complete resection of the primary tumor. The most common site of distant metastasis is the lungs, occurring in 50%-60% of patients. Other common sites of metastases include bone, lymph nodes, and liver. Most relapses occur within 3 years of surgery.
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