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A 42-year-old member asked:

can dysplasia lead to cancer?

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Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Dysplasia: Yes dysplasia of any organ or tissue can lead to neoplasia or malignant transformation!
Dr. Reza Shirazi
Radiation Oncology 20 years experience
Yes: Progression from normal cell to cancer is like going from white to black over a grey spectrum that keeps getting darker. Normal cell can become dysplastic-- become severe dysplastic -- become low grade cancer-- become high grade.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

What is the basic mechanism of chemotherapy for cancer therapy?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
While there are : Many classes, the basic answer is interference with cell reproduction and division. Modern ages attack very sophisticated pathways, interfere ith blood vessel production, interfering with dna repair and causing dna damage is the major basic mechanism for most alkylators anti-metabolites and radiotherapy.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What are the effects of bronchopulmonary dysplasia?

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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Low oxygen levels: Premature babies who suffer rds may later develop bpd. I assume this is what you reference. This scarring of the lungs causes decrease in oxygen in the blood due to poor oxygen transport in the lungs. These children often have to have nasal oxygen supplements and are at high risk for asthma symptoms and pneumonia.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What's a tumor that is considered benign? I thought tumors were cancer

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Not cancer: Tumor is a general term for a mass or swelling. Tumors may be benign or malignant. Benign tumors rarely kill.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What's primary vs secondary cancer?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Origin and spread: Primary cancer of an organs is one that originated in that organ, e.G, lung cancer in smokers. Seconday cancer is one that spread from one organ to another, e.g., lung cancer spreading to liver, brain, bone etc would be secondary cancer for liver, brain, bone etc.
A 47-year-old member asked:

What does secondary cancer spreading mean?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Means spreading: Primary cancer means intial location of ( main cancer )cancer like breast , lung , kidney, etc secondary cancer means metastatic cancer or spread from main cancer. Spreading means more and more growing and spreading , not under control , not good news.

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