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Medical Metastisis happens earlier than previously thought

  1. Sep 11, 2008 #1


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    Cancer spread 'happens earlier'
    Something to keep in mind as one ages, and the risk of cancer increases. Prevention is certainly much better than treatment.
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  3. Sep 15, 2008 #2

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    Another interesting point is that the secondary tumors are very specific: for example, prostate cancer cells will preferentially seed bone.

    The discussion of this effect (among the MDs) is referred to as "the seed or the soil". As in, is this phenomenon due to the cell or to the environment. Yes, it may be both- but the question in that context revolves around treatment options, as opposed to basic science.
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