"Metastasis" Essays and Research Papers

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 Theory on the Role of Cancer Stem Cells in the Organ Tropism of Breast Cancer Metastasis Organ Tropism This paper is on the role of cancer stem cells in the organ tropism of breast cancer metastasis. Cancer mortality is increasing despite vast research efforts. This paper will discuss the characteristics of cancer stem cells and their potential microenvironments. I will focus on a theory of treatment for breast cancer and the role of cancer stem cells in organ tropism...

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Breast Cancer

the body? The cancer cells grow and divide out of control, invading and damaging nearby tissues and organs. Cancer cells also break away from the original tumour and enter the bloodstream or lymphatic system. This spread of the cancer is called metastasis. Breast cancer may appear as a lump but there are many different types of breast lumps. Most lumps are harmless, or benign. Benign lumps are abnormal, but not life-threatening. Who is at most risk? Men? Female? Or both of them will get...

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weakens the bone and makes it more susceptible to a fracture. Symptoms could take up to several months before the diagnosis is made (Bielack & Ritter, 2010). Osteosarcoma can spread to another bone; however, the most common sight is the lungs. Metastasis that occurs from the original bone tumor spreads to a distant secondary site by a hematogenous route, in other words, through the blood. The presence of cancer in other parts of the body when a patient is diagnosed can have a major impact on patient...

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Paper on Swelling in the Neck

oropharynx can all present with lymphadenopathy at this site. The lymph nodes are most commonly involved in viral infections in children. A solitary lump, low in the neck, deep to the sternomastoid muscle in the supraclavicular fossa is likely to be a metastasis from a primary cancer below the clavicles that is the lung, the oesophagus, the stomach or the pancreas. Procedure: A thorough history is essential for important clues to the origin of the swelling. Three key areas to the history are: ...

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of more than one hundred separate diseases. These diseases are all characterized by an abnormal and unregulated growth of cells. This growth destroys surrounding body tissues and may spread to other parts of the body in a process that is known as metastasis. You have probably heard of all of these different types of cancer: Skin cancer (squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma being the most common) Lung cancer Brain cancer Breast cancer Prostate cancer Colon cancer Ovarian cancer Leukemia...

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Malignant Melanoma

even blue or white. When melanocytes (the cells that produce pigment to color our skin, hair and eyes) are damaged, it can lead to uncontrolled growth of the cell, causing melanoma. Melanoma begins on the surface of the skin. From there it can metastasis rapidly, invading nearby cells, blood and lymphatic vessels and organs. Skin Cancer is the most common type of cancer, although melanoma accounts for less than 5% of skin cancer cases, it causes the majority of skin cancer related deaths. The American...

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Respiratory Disease

cancers spread via the bloodstream and the entire cardiac output passes through the lungs, it is common for cancer metastases to occur within the lung. Breast cancer may invade directly through local spread, and through lymph node metastases. After metastasis to the liver, colon cancer frequently metastasizes to the lung. Prostate cancer, germ cell cancer and renal cell carcinoma may also metastasize to the lung. Treatment of respiratory system cancer depends on the type of cancer. Surgical removal of...

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Pathophysiology, Cancer

continuously happen as that originally mutated cell divides (cancer stem cell), making other cells like itself, forming a colony that continues to grow and sometimes can metastasize to other areas of the body through vasculature or lymphatic vessels. Metastasis is the spread of cancer cells from where the original tumor is to distant organs and tissues throughout the body. This process is a defining characteristic of cancer and a major contributor to pain, suffering, and death from cancer. Localized cancer...

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Can Tattoo's Cause Cancer?

melanoma associated with tattoos. One from 1938 involved a 9-year-old boy with a tattoo made with an indelible pencil (Sharlit, 1938). Other cases involved a 55-yearold man with a melanoma lesion in a tattoo and a 50-year-old man with an axillary metastasis believed (but not confirmed) to be related to a tattoo from 27 years earlier (Kirsch, 1969). Radiation to tattoo sites was implicated in four patients: a person with melanoma in a tattoo site two years after radiation therapy, a young man with Hodgkin...

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Kakawate Leaves As A Regulator Of Angio

cell metastasis. During spontaneous metastasis, the highly vascularized CAM sustains rapid tumor formation within several days following cell grafting. The dense capillary network of the CAM also serves as a repository of aggressive tumor cells that escaped from the primary tumor and intravasated into the host vasculature. This spontaneous metastasis setting provides a unique experimental model to study in vivo the intravasation step of the metastatic cascade. During experimental metastasis when...

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