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malignant

 [mah-lig´nant]
tending to become progressively worse and to result in death; having the properties of anaplasia, invasiveness, and metastasis; said of tumors.

ma·lig·nant

(mă-lig'nănt),
1. occurring in severe form, and frequently fatal; tending to become worse and leading to an ingravescent course.
2. In reference to a neoplasm, having the property of locally invasive and destructive growth and metastasis.
[L. maligno, pres. p. -ans (ant-), to do anything maliciously]

malignant

(mə-lĭg′nənt)
adj.
Medicine
a. Tending to metastasize: a malignant tumor.
b. Virulent or threatening to life: a malignant disease.

ma·lig′nant·ly adv.

malignant

Medspeak
adjective Tending to harm, kill, maim; pernicious, life-threatening; resistant to treatment; severe (as in malignant hypertension); threatening to life; virulent.
 
Oncology
adjective Referring to invasion and destruction of nearby tissue and spread to regions; referring to a neoplasm that invades surrounding tissue—which generally is unencapsulated—and grows by invasion, with vascular and lymphatic metastases.

malignant

adjective Medtalk Tending to harm, kill, maim, pernicious, life-threatening, resistant to treatment, severe–as in malignant HTN, threatening to life, virulent. Cf Benign Oncology Cancerous; a tendency to invade and destroy nearby tissue and spread to other regions; referring to a neoplasm that invades surrounding tissue, which generally is unencapsulated, grows by invasion, with vascular and lymphatic metastases. See Cancer, Carcinogens, Congenital malignancy, Multiple primary malignancy syndrome, Metastasis, Occult primary malignancy, Occupational malignancy, Oncogenes, Post-trauma malignancy, Premalignancy, Secondary malignancy.

ma·lig·nant

(mă-lig'nănt)
1. Resistant to treatment; occurring in severe form and frequently fatal; tending to become worse.
2. In reference to a neoplasm, having the properties of locally invasive and destructive growth and metastasis.

malignant

A term usually applied to cancerous tumours but also used to qualify unusually serious forms of various diseases tending to cause death unless effectively treated. The term is opposite in meaning to benign and derives from the Latin malignus , evil.

malignant

cancerous, capable of invading nearby tissue and spreading to other parts of the body.

Malignant

The term literally means growing worse and resisting treatment. It is used as a synonym for cancerous and connotes a harmful condition that generally is life-threatening.

ma·lig·nant

(mă-lig'nănt)
1. Resistant to treatment; occurring in severe form and frequently fatal; tending to become worse.
2. In reference to a neoplasm, having the properties of locally invasive and destructive growth.

Patient discussion about Malignant

Q. how many types of cancer are they?

A. There are over 200 different types of cancer. You can develop cancer in any body organ. There are over 60 different organs in the body where you can get a cancer.

Each organ is made up of several different tissue types. For example, there is usually a surface covering of skin or epithelial tissue. Underneath that there will be some connective tissue, often containing gland cells. Underneath that there is often a layer of muscle tissue and so on. Each type of tissue is made up of specific types of cells. Cancer can develop in just about any type of cell in the body. So there is almost always more than one type of cancer that can develop in any one organ.

Q. why does it call "cancer"?can you treat cancer?

A. the name came from the appearance of the cut surface of a solid malignant tumour, with the veins stretched on all sides as the animal the crab has its feet, whence it derives its name. Hippocrates first called it in that name after describing few types of cancer.
some of the cancers are treatable but that is a big subject. there are some very nice videos here on the site that can give you a clue about that. just search them there ^ :)

Q. Cancer - incurable? When i was surfing the internet for the incurable disease, i found CANCER is one among them. Is there not a medicine found yet? Really is it incurable?

A. I like to share with you what i read from a book it said 'With modern day treatments many cancers are completely cured but unfortunately there are still many others which are not.

Although it is not always possible to be certain, doctors are often able to tell whether or not a particular cancer might be cured. Even if cancer is incurable they will usually still offer treatment in the hope of prolonging life and, controlling, symptoms.'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOBvDTf9ohQ

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References in classic literature ?
It was an odious face--crafty, vicious, malignant, with shifty, light-gray eyes and white lashes.
It seemed indeed as if the sullen and malignant eye of Front-de-B uf possessed some portion of that supposed power over his unfortunate prisoner.
Malignant planets, cruel destiny, Pursued them both, the fair Manchegan dame, And the unconquered star of chivalry.
deliriously howled Ahab, as the malignant iron scorchingly devoured the baptismal blood.