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Malignancy

Another term for cancer . Here, abnormal cells divide and divide without being under any control by the normal body. Whereas the normal cell populations turn over to match loss, the cancer cells just go on dividing and dividing to produce millions of unwanted cells that then tap the nutrition and destroy the function of the normal body cells. At some point in the natural history of a cancer, the cells invade nearby tissues and spread through the bloodstream or lymphatic circulation to other parts of the body (a process called metastaticspread).
 

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