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How do cancer cells spread from their original site?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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In brief: Multi-step process

Cancer develops due to progressive damage to the genome of the cells exposed to various insults.
The initial change facilitates cell growth and additional damage changes the dna of the cells that enables them to grow unchecked, invade local tissues, including lymphatics and blood vessels. The malignant cells are then carried through the lymph and/or blood to other organs.

In brief: Multi-step process

Cancer develops due to progressive damage to the genome of the cells exposed to various insults.
The initial change facilitates cell growth and additional damage changes the dna of the cells that enables them to grow unchecked, invade local tissues, including lymphatics and blood vessels. The malignant cells are then carried through the lymph and/or blood to other organs.
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