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What does it mean to have a malignant tumor?

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To describe: The meaning of having a malignant tumor.

Introduction: Tumor is defined as the condition in which the cells start showing abnormal and uncontrolled growth. The main cause of this condition is due to the mutations in the cells of an organism. These mutations affect the property of contact inhibition among different types of cells. The substances causing the mutation are called carcinogens. Benign and malignant are two types of tumor.

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A malignant tumor is the most severe form of tumor. In this tumor, the cells have the property of showing malignancy and metastasis. The cancer cells are not localized to specific tissue or organ instead these cells have the ability to migrate from one location to another through blood...

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