Difference Between A Normal And A Cancerous Cell

Cole

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First you have to know the difference between a normal and a cancerous cell. Both benign and malignant will usually have the first 5 points.

Once you see that, you can say the degree of 'wrongness' of the malignant cell is more positive, there is a potential of the cells crossing past its normal boundaries, and invading into surrounding tissue.
 

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Cole

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Yes, definitely.

Benign tumours can cause problems:- usually due to size, and cause, say pressure symptoms, blockage, as limitation of movement (which is dangerous in itself) but is limited to its own area.
 

Cole

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Malignant not only does that, but 'infects' and spreads into the surrounding, unrelated tissues as well.
 

Cole

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Mental stress? Not that I know of. Constant use/pressure/damage to an organ/surface (for example, physical stress)? Yes.
 

Cole

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It is convenient for people in normal talk, but doctor to doctor if someone said "He has a tumour". I would roll my eyes at them, because I would want to know what type, what grade, mets, etc.
 

Cole

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And depending on the location and type of cell, it can progress in different ways. Yeah, it is pretty easy.
 

Adams

Well-known member
Like you start realizing that prostate cancer usually goes to bone mets, etc, from experience.
 
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