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What distinguishes cancer cells from the cells of benign neoplasms?

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In brief: Disordered growth

Benign tumors grow locally and do not spread.
Under the microscope, the cells look like the gland they are from and they are not invading. Cancer cells have disordered growth, frequently do not look like the originating gland and show invasion.

In brief: Disordered growth

Benign tumors grow locally and do not spread.
Under the microscope, the cells look like the gland they are from and they are not invading. Cancer cells have disordered growth, frequently do not look like the originating gland and show invasion.
Dr. Leonard Metildi
Dr. Leonard Metildi
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Dr. Jefferson Chen
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Pathology

Cancer cells can be viewed microscopically.
It is the characteristics of this parrafin embedded material that provide information about the aggressive nature of the cells. Cancer cells are characterized by the presence of high cell #, high mitotic #, bizarre pleomorphic shapes, and local invasiveness.Also there is frequently the increase in vascularity with new blood vessels "feeding" the cancer.

In brief: Pathology

Cancer cells can be viewed microscopically.
It is the characteristics of this parrafin embedded material that provide information about the aggressive nature of the cells. Cancer cells are characterized by the presence of high cell #, high mitotic #, bizarre pleomorphic shapes, and local invasiveness.Also there is frequently the increase in vascularity with new blood vessels "feeding" the cancer.
Dr. Jefferson Chen
Dr. Jefferson Chen
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