October 17, 2023
The term tumour necrosis is used to describe groups of dead or dying tumour cells. It is seen in malignant (cancerous) tumours and it is often associated with more aggressive or fast-growing cancers. This type of cell death is typically caused by not enough blood flow to the tumour, however, it can also be caused by a medical treatment such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Comedonecrosis is a type of tumour necrosis commonly seen in ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) of the breast.
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