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Invasion

  What does invasion mean? Invasion is the movement of cancer cells from their normal location into the surrounding non-cancerous tissue. Another word for invasion is infiltration. Invasion is an important feature that pathologists look for when trying to decide if a tumour is benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Non-cancerous tumours can become larger but the cells usually do not …
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Infiltrative

What does infiltrative mean? Infiltrative is a word pathologists use to describe the movement of cancer cells from their normal location into the surrounding non-cancerous tissue. Another word for infiltrative is invasion. Infiltrative is an important feature that pathologists look for when trying to decide if a tumour is benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Non-cancerous tumours …
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