A 31-year-old member asked:
how can i tell if a neoplasm is a cancer or not?
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Dr. Terence Chapman answered
26 years experience Urologic Oncology
Biopsy: Biopsy of a neoplasm for microscopic and molecular analysis is the gold standard for this determination. The ultimate distinction between benign and malignant neoplasm (cancer) is the propensity for metastasis. Generally speaking, cancers that spread are cancers that can kill.
Answered on Mar 19, 2015
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