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Updated August 28, 2008


Malignancy is the name given to the prescence of a cancerous tumor.

Malignant tumors (cancers) arise when one or some of the body's own cells start behaving abnormally and show the following characteristics:

  • Grow and multiply fast without the usual checks and controls
  • Invade and detroy nearby tissues and organs
  • Spread to other parts of the body

Also Known As: cancer

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