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How can cancer spread?

How can cancer spread?

See below: Cancer can spread by invading nearby tissues, by invading lymphatics and thus gaining entry into blood and by invading veins and spreading through the blood stream. See this site for more info. Http://www. Cancer. Gov/cancertopics/factsheet/sites-types/metastatic.

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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How does cancer spread?

How does cancer spread?

In many ways: Cancers can spread in many ways- it spreads to distant organs through the blood vessels or through lymph nodes or along nerves. It can also spread locally by directly growing into surrounding organs.

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Can you feel cancer spread?

Can you feel cancer spread?

No: Unless the spread causes pain or is in a location that can be "felt" ie near the surface or deep but very large and therefore noted on exam.

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How quick does cancer spread?

How quick does cancer spread?

IT DEPENDS: It depends on the type of cancer and and the part of body is effected by it some cancers spread very fast and others are slow in their spread to other organs and parts of your body so all cancers are not alike and so the sprerad is not the same for different cancers in different organ systems and parts of your body.

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Remove the cancer didnit spread what next?

Remove the cancer didnit spread what next?

What cancer? Stage?: You need to discuss that with your oncology team obviously. Everything will depend on what kind of cancer you have, the stage, the margins, biology of cancer etc. There are many things should be considered when deciding therapy for cancer. Rephrase your question, you will perhaps receive better answer. But your oncology team will be the ones who can give you the best answer at this time.

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Systoms of cancer spread to other organsd?

Systoms of cancer spread to other organsd?

Varies: Depends on the affected organ. Brain: headaches, seizures, cognitive changes. Liver: weight loss, swelling, pain, jaundice. Lung: pain, cough, shortness of breath, bleeding. Bone: pain, fractures, elevated calcium. Many times there are no symptoms at a given time. If you have/had cancer and there is any suspicion of spread, talk to your doc please. Best to you.

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How fast do aggressive and slow cancers spread?

How fast do aggressive and slow cancers spread?

Quite variable: The range of growth rates for cancers is very variable and can change over time.

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Could all cancers spread if not caught in time?

Could all cancers spread if not caught in time?

Yes: That's the definition of cancer.....A cell that has uncontrollable growth and invades tissues and spreads. If not caught early, it has a high potential to spread, if it hasn't already.

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Will the cancer spread to other parts of my body?

We hope not.: What makes a cancer "evil" is the ability of cancer cells to travel outside of the organ where they arose and take over another organ; this is how cancer can be life-threatening. In advanced cases of cancer, we can identify these "invaders", but most often, these cells are present but undetectable. The stage of the cancer gives us an estimate of this probability, leading to the rec for chemorx.

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Please suggest what type of cancer cannot spread?

All cancers spread: Some at a fast rate, even basal cell cancer of skin may not spread to distant organs but spread to adjacent structures, by eroding through. Only benign tumors do not spread to other organs but still its location as brain may cause serious problems.

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How often can cancer spread before you even notice it?

How often can cancer spread before you even notice it?

Yes: By the time of onset of obvious symptoms, most cancers have spread. This is why surveillance is so important. Skin cancers are the ones you're most likely to spot early.

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What are the causes of cancer and what causes it to spread?

What are the causes of cancer and what causes it to spread?

Mutation: Cancer is an abnormal proliferation of cells. There are mutations in the dna that lead to the uncontrolled growth of the cells. There are certain environmental factors like tobacco smoke or radiation that are clear mutagens. The cells grow rapidly and lose their contact inhibition-thus their local spread and invasion. Cancers can also spread through the blood and set up at distant sites (metastases).

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What's good food to eat so cancer won't spread inside the body?

What's good food to eat so cancer won't spread inside the body?

Good and balanced: A good and balanced diet is your best defense. A well nourished body has a better chance to fight cancer than a poorly nourished one. So, consume good levels of protein. Include a variety of fruits, vegetables, and nuts. The greater variety, the more likely you'll consume the proper nutrients. And, don't smoke and take it easy with adult beverages. Good luck.

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What drugs reduce the spread of cancer by interfering with the cell cycle?

Give us background?: There is always a reason when you pose a question. So let us know what do you have in mind? Many chemotherapy drugs interfere with cell cycle but it does not help anyone to know about this; so tell us why is this question relevant to you?

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I learned that cancer can spread if you are opened up and operated on. Is that true?

No: It is essential that all primary tumors even in the face of metastasis be surgically resected. This gives the best opportunity either for cure or long term management. If one decides to open an abdomen to resect a tumor that they complete the task. Opening an abdomen and then closing because of misjudgement and leaving the tumor behind does place the immune system at a risk with poorer survival.

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Can you tell me if they want to check if cancer has spread to some other part of the body then what kind of scan would they do?

Can you tell me if they want to check if cancer has spread to some other part of the body then what kind of scan would they do?

Depends...: ...on the kind of cancer and which organ is being looked at. Sometimes a test as simple as a plain X-Ray may give the answer. Other times you may need a CT scan or a nuclear medicine test like a bone scan or PET.

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Will cancer spreads in thryoid cancer?

Will cancer spreads in thryoid cancer?

Good luck.: And that's what it is. You've done your part by choosing to seek treatment. Once the cancer is diagnosed, operated, graded, and staged, it is a waiting game. The large majority of common papillary carcinomas confined to the gland do not spread. Almost all anaplastic carcinomas spread and kill. Your physician must talk frankly with you about this. Good luck, and be strong.

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What happens when cancer spreads to the spine?

Spine Metastasis: Usually nothing happens, actually. If patients with breast cancer, as many as 80% will have mets at autopsy. So, it depends upon tumor type. Lytic tumors do weaken the bone and could cause fracture (myeloma, lung, renal cell, thyroid). While blastic tumors are not at higher risk of fracture. Worst case is aggressive tumors that cause spinal cord pressure and possible paralysis. Pain precedes these.

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How quickly can lympnode cancer spread?

How quickly can lympnode cancer spread?

Varies a lot: If you mean cancer that starts in the nodes (lymphoma), you need to know that there are many kinds with different behaviors. Some stay stable for years or sometimes decades whereas others may double in size within a couple of days.