Cancer cells lack the appropriate response to stop growing...something known as cell recognition.Most cells stop growth when they come in contact with one another, but cancer …cells do not. This is why they are so harmful. (MORE)
No. By definition, a benign tumor is incapable of spreading to other locations by metastasis. It may, however, spread to adjacent areas by directly spreading there. .
No. Onl…y malignant tumors can metastasize. (MORE)
What happens next depends on the type of cancer. Some cancers grow rapidly in the lungs, make breathing difficult and cause death within a short period of time. Other, more sl…owly growing cancers, may not cause any problems over the short term. Depending on the type of cancer and how rapidly it's growing in the lungs, you may be offered either no treatment (just wait and see how fast the cancer grows), surgery to remove your cancer, radiofrequency ablation to zap the cancer with radiation, or chemotherapy (drugs). (MORE)
As the malignant cells work their way to other areas of the body, they again become locally invasive in the new area to which they have spread. These tumor deposits, originati…ng in the colon primary tumor, are then known as metastases. (MORE)