Malignancy

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Malignant cells will divide rapidly to invade other tissues and can spread around the body through blood vessels and lymphatic system.

Types of Malignancy

Carcinoma begins in the skin or tissues covering and lining organs. Sarcoma begins in the connective or supportive tissue. Leukemia starts in blood-forming tissues. Lymphoma and multiple myeloma begin in the cells of the immune system[1].

References

  1. National Cancer Institute. NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms. [cited 05/12/18]; Available from:https://www.cancer.gov/publications/dictionaries/cancer-terms/def/malignancy
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