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adjective Tending to harm, kill, maim; pernicious, life-threatening; resistant to treatment; severe (as in malignant hypertension); threatening to life; virulent.
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.
malignantadjective 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.
malignantA 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.
malignantcancerous, capable of invading nearby tissue and spreading to other parts of the body.
Patient discussion about Malignant
Q. how many types of cancer are they?
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?
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?
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.'