Primary tumor

What is Primary tumor?

A primary tumor is a tumor growing at the anatomical site where tumor progression began and proceeded to yield a cancerous mass. Cancer is the uncontrolled cell division. This arises when cells escape the normal cell mechanism that limits their growth.

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QUESTION: My dad has been diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer.Below are the deatils:1) The doctors are unable to operate the primary tumor due to...

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Actually this is a case of metastatic ca colon.median duration of survival of stage 4 ca colon is approx 30 we have many more drugs...

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hI. My mom had a tumor removed last week which was located near her breast bone. They had to go under the pectoral muscle to remove it. The results...

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Dear Sir/ Madam
Thanks for your query.
A satellite cancer is a tumor around the primary tumor (not farther than 1 inch) and has come from the...

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I have been on this site for several years and my worse fear came to pass. Since May of this year I was diagnosed with locally advanced pancreatic...

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Brief Answer:
Hello. Sometimes primary may not be there

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear. I have gone through the details.

So it is sometimes possible...

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