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Month: May 2018

Metastasis [2]

Metastasis [2]

In the majority of cases (nearly 90%), metastasis and the corruption of many organs and tissues by cancer cells is the cause of death for oncology patients. This is much more complicated than one or more nodules in the liver, lungs or brain. As a result of the metastasis, the way the body and many of its systems (metabolic and immune) function has been significantly altered. That’s also the reason why metastatic illnesses still can’t be as successfully treated as…

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Metastasis [1]

Metastasis [1]

Metastasis is the spread of tumorous cells to distant tissues and organs throughout the body. This process occurs in a number of ways – by growing directly through the natural boundaries of an organ and into a neighbouring organ or by spreading via natural cavities, via the lymphatic system or circulatory system. Opinions have changed over the years regarding this complicated process. In the beginning, cancer was believed to be a local process. As it advances, cells travel to the…

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The spread of the disease and the stages of tumours

The spread of the disease and the stages of tumours

It’s just as important to know how far your disease has spread and if it can be treated or simply contained and stabilised as it is to know its potential course and prognosis. The same can be said about understanding your chosen therapy’s goal – is it to cure the disease, to slow its progress or to provide relief for debilitating symptoms without actually effecting the course of the illness? If you don’t receive an honest answer to these questions,…

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