6 doctors weighed in:
What does malignant mean?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Michael Thompson
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Cancer
Malignant = cancer i can't think of an exception, but one may exist.

In brief: Cancer
Malignant = cancer i can't think of an exception, but one may exist.
Dr. Michael Thompson
Dr. Michael Thompson
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Dr. Edwin Schuller
Think of malignant as uncontrolled and unstoppable growth of tissue either locally or distantly from the original site.
Dr. Michael Thompson
Good comment.
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgery - Oncology
In brief: Transformation
When a normal cell transforms to malignancy a proto oncogene transforms to a complete oncogene producing a protein or proteins to allow the cell to become aggressive and invasive as well as immortal.
A transcriptional protein like FGARAT appears allowing aggressiveness, followed by overexpression of telomerase for longevity, and then matrix metallo proteinase allowing blood vessel invasion.

In brief: Transformation
When a normal cell transforms to malignancy a proto oncogene transforms to a complete oncogene producing a protein or proteins to allow the cell to become aggressive and invasive as well as immortal.
A transcriptional protein like FGARAT appears allowing aggressiveness, followed by overexpression of telomerase for longevity, and then matrix metallo proteinase allowing blood vessel invasion.
Dr. Myron Arlen
Dr. Myron Arlen
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