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What does it mean for cancer to be malignant?

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Malignancy

A malignant cancer is characterized by uncontrolled growth that is invasive and has usually spread to additional sites beyond the primary location of the cancer.

In brief: Malignancy

A malignant cancer is characterized by uncontrolled growth that is invasive and has usually spread to additional sites beyond the primary location of the cancer.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Dr. Paul Carter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Lethal

Malignant implies that it becomes progressively worse and leads to death.
So it is potentially lethal.

In brief: Lethal

Malignant implies that it becomes progressively worse and leads to death.
So it is potentially lethal.
Dr. Paul Carter
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