Malignancy is a term referring to a condition that is dangerous to health. A malignant tumor cancerous tumor is one that is invasive and can spread to other parts of the body. In contrast, tumors that stay localized and dont spread are called benign. Benign tumors may grow quite large and can do damage, but they do not usually spread through the bloodstream or lymph vessels to other parts of the body. While the term malignant is often used interchangeably with cancer, not all malignant conditions are cancerous. For example, we use the word malignant hypertension to describe blood pressure that is dangerously high, but in this context it has nothing to do with cancer. Likewise, the condition malignant hyperthermia describes a dangerous situation in which a dangerously high fever develops during surgery with general anesthesia. Malignant most commonly refers to any growth or tumor which is cancerous. Malignant growths have the ability to spread to other areas of the body. By definition, any cancer is considered malignant. Malignant is sometimes used to refer to any condition cancerous or not, which has the potential for serious health problems. This second definition could obviously encompass nearly any medical problem.
Related journals of Malignancy:
Journal of Cancer Science & Therapy, Journal of Clinical & Cellular Immunology, Journal of Blood Disorders & Transfusion, Journal of Stem Cell Research & Therapy, Cancer Surgery, Advances in Cancer Prevention, Journal of Lung Cancer Diagnosis & Treatment, Journal of Cancer Diagnosis.
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