There are many different types of cancers that are affecting people in the world today but the worst case is if the cancer is malignant. Malignancy, in the simplest terms, means that the cancer spreads.
Malignant cancer spreads from cells to other cells and infects tissue throughout the body. If it is not stopped with chemotherapy or some other kind of intense treatment it will continue to spread until it takes over all of the bodies cells and tissues. Malignant cancer is extremely aggressive and it dominates any cell that it comes into contact with. Many different types of cancer are malignant.
The cancer can start in almost any part of the body and travel to nearby cells and tissues. The deeper the tumor is in the tissue the harder it is to be removed. When a tumor is first found there is still a chance that it might not be malignant, a doctor will need to perform a biopsy to find out for sure. After the biopsy is peformed and the tumor is determined to be malignant then the doctor and team of health care professionals will discuss the proper route for treatment.
The patient has the final word in what kind of treatment he or she wants to receive. There are people who believe that radiation and chemotherapy does more harm than good and they don’t want to experience the side effects. The type of treatment will also depend on what stage the malignant cancer is at. The fourth stage is very advanced and the chance of surviving is usually not very good at all. The malignancy changes in each stage of cancer. When talking about cancer “malignant” means how rapidly it is reproducing and spreading. At stage one, it is usually either not spreading yet or has barely spread to other tissues.
The last stage and most serious would be rapidly reproducing, spreading, and destroying the bodies tissue and organ function. Malignancy is a scary word when associated with cancer. It means that the disease is aggressive and dangerous and you need to begin treatment immediately to stop the spread and save your body.