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primary/pri·mary/ (pri´mar-e) first in order or in time of development; principal.
primaryadjective Referring to the first site or place of origin.
noun The site of origin of a cancer, usually understood to be epithelial or mesenchymal malignancy—i.e., non-lymphoproliferative or non-myeloproliferative.
primaryadjective First site or place of origin noun Primary cancer The site of origin of a CA, usually understood to be non-lymphoproliferative or non-myeloproliferative
See also: primordial
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Q. How fast can primary amyloidosis spread? And what is the average survival rate for this disease?
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Q. what is the most accurate pathological test to identify the primary source of a cystic mass in the neck? the mass was removed. Pathologist was unable to identify the source and diagnosed the mass as a branchilogic carcinmoa (which is extremely rare, if exists at all). Therefore, I am looking for the most updated test and examinations that can be applied to blocks of the mass and determine their origin (primary source)