U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 42-year-old member asked:

How would angiogenesis influence tumor growth and metastasis?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 49 years experience
Fundamental!: All living things need a blood supply to deliver food, water, and get rid of waste. A circulating cancer cell needs to evade detection, get out of the blood vessel, and establish that blood supply: angiogenesis!. All these actors under molecular control, and likely normal during in utero development. Cut off the blood supply, choke the tumor.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Jan 19, 2014
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $44!
50% off with $19/month membership


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.