Is malignancy a cancer?
Malignant tumors are cancerous (ie, they invade other sites). They spread to distant sites via the bloodstream or the lymphatic system. This spread is called metastasis. Metastasis can occur anywhere in the body and most commonly is found in the liver, lungs, brain, and bone.
What is a malignancy in medical terms?
Listen to pronunciation. (muh-LIG-nun-see) A term for diseases in which abnormal cells divide without control and can invade nearby tissues. Malignant cells can also spread to other parts of the body through the blood and lymph systems.
What is the difference between cancer and malignancy?
What is the difference between benign and malignant cancer? Tumors can be benign (noncancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Benign tumors tend to grow slowly and do not spread. Malignant tumors can grow rapidly, invade and destroy nearby normal tissues, and spread throughout the body.
What is the meaning of positive malignancy?
Positive for malignancy means that cancer cells were seen when the tissue sample was examined under the microscope. Pathologists use the word malignant to describe cancers.
Can malignant tumors be removed?
In most cancer cases, the treatment goal is malignant tumor removal. Often two or more treatment methods are applied and selected from surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation.
Is malignant tumor painful?
In its early stages, soft tissue malignant tumors rarely cause any symptoms. Because soft tissue is very elastic, the tumors can grow quite large before they are felt. The first symptom is usually a painless lump. As the tumor grows and begins to press against nearby nerves and muscles, pain or soreness can occur.
What does no malignancy mean?
Negative for malignancy means that no cancer cells were seen when the tissue sample was examined under the microscope. Pathologists use the word malignant to describe cancers.