It all beginns when cells which are not supposed to divide start proliferating again, sometimes uncontroble. These cells sometimes also detach from the initial cell cluster and travel to other parts of the body.
Also, depending on where the cancer evolves, the progression of the disease is more severe or can be treated.
The primary tumor `names´ the disease according to the origin of the cancerogenic cells. Therefore colon cancer has its source of cancer cells in the colon, lung cancer in the lungs and breast cancer if the breast are the site of origin. If the cancer originates from a solid tissue like organs it is a solid tumor, where as a cancer evolving from blood cells can be leukemia, multiple myeloma or a lymphoma.
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