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(Science: oncology) cancer that started from cancer cells from another part of the body. For example: cancer that starts in the breast can spread to the lymph nodes and then be spread throughout the body.

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Chemotherapy Drugs Taxol (paclitaxel) & Carboplatin

... sometimes be SO mutated from the primary such that in the strange case of CUP (Cancer of Unknown Primary), it can be very hard to tell from the metastases just what the cell type original was, and therefore where the cancer actually started (2) #1 helps to solidify my contention that my Colon ...

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by jabeje01
Sat Nov 06, 2010 2:39 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Chemotherapy Drugs Taxol (paclitaxel) & Carboplatin
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tumor metastasis

No - metastases are all mutated forms of the cells of the original tissue from which they derived. Cancer is a single cell lineage. (Unless you're really unlucky and get a second lot of critical, transforming mutations in a ...

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by Julie5
Sat Nov 06, 2010 1:58 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: tumor metastasis
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Sugar Allergy

... a novel immune-enhancing polysaccharide. Alt Med Rev. 1999;4(2):96-103. 39. Hagmar B, Ryd W, Skomedal H. Arabinogalactan blockade of experimental metastases to liver by murine hepatoma. Invasion Metastasis 1991;11(6):348-55. 40. Vince AJ, McNeil NI, Wager JD, et al, The effect of lactulose. pectin, ...

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by DrDahlman
Sat Jan 12, 2008 4:20 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Sugar Allergy
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Positron emission Tomography

... USE OF PET SCAN PET is both a medical and research tool. It is used heavily in clinical oncology (medical imaging of tumors and the search for metastases), for clinical diagnosis of brain diseases such as dementias. PET is also an important research tool to map human brain and heart function. ...

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by dipjyoti
Wed Sep 27, 2006 9:57 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Positron emission Tomography
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Views: 3915

"Twenty questions"-biology game

it is usually not genetic It mainly affects children. It affects sometimes a part of the body, sometimes it builds metastases throughout the body.

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by Dustfinger
Sun Sep 17, 2006 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Twenty questions"-biology game
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