A 24-year-old member asked:
what does malignant mean?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Michael Thompson answered
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Cancer: Malignant = cancer i can't think of an exception, but one may exist.
Answered on Aug 11, 2015
Dr. Myron Arlen answered
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Transformation: When a normal cell transforms to malignancy a proto oncogene transforms to a complete oncogene producing a protein or proteins to allow the cell to become aggressive and invasive as well as immortal. A transcriptional protein like FGARAT appears allowing aggressiveness, followed by overexpression of telomerase for longevity, and then matrix metallo proteinase allowing blood vessel invasion.
Answered on Aug 2, 2014
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