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what tissue is neoplasm most aggressive in?

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Dr. Stan Golin
Radiation Oncology 22 years experience
It can be in any: Neoplastic changes can be very aggressive in any tisue, but the most common agressive solid tumors originate in epithelial and glial (neuro) tissues.
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
Pancreas: While it takes 15+ years to develop an infiltrating pancreas cancer, at diagnosis only 10% of patients are operable. For those that have a surgical resection with no evidence of metastasis or spread to nodes only 10% survive at the 1-2 year period post surgery.

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Can you tell me in what tissue is neoplasm most aggressive?

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