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Why might there be a risk of cancer recurring, even when surgery removed the malignant tumour?

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
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In brief: Left-over cells

The operation removes all the tumor that can be seen and felt.
Cancer cells are microscopic in size and often get into the blood stream at an early stage. Consequently, these bloodborne cancer cells can regrow after the main tumor has been surgically removed.

In brief: Left-over cells

The operation removes all the tumor that can be seen and felt.
Cancer cells are microscopic in size and often get into the blood stream at an early stage. Consequently, these bloodborne cancer cells can regrow after the main tumor has been surgically removed.
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