Definition of Malignant:

Dangerous.  Mainly used to describe a cancerous growth – when used this way, it means the growth is cancerous and predisposed to spreading.

Also: Cancerous

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...related topic
Malignant tumors that can develop either from blood vessels (hemangiosarcomas) or from lymph vessels (lymphangiosarcomas)...”


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“...Cancerous cells, however, are unable to experience the normal cell transduction or apoptosis-driven natural cell death process.”
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...relationship to Cancer, General
Malignant ascites is typically due to advanced cancers of the organs in the abdominal cavity...”


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“Literally: innocent; not malignant.  Often used to refer to cells that are not cancerous; they tend to grow slowly and don't spread (metastasize) like cancer tumors do.”

Bladder Cancer

...the condition
“...Depending on the extent of the cancer, the surgery may be as simple as scraping cancerous cells off the bladder, removing a portion of the bladder, or in severe cases, removing the bladder entirely...”

Bone Cancer

...the condition
“Bone cancer is a malignant growth that can be found in any part of the bone, in any bone of the body...”

Brain Tumor

...the condition
“...But not all tumors are cancerous: some are benign...”

Breast Cancer

...the condition
“...This allows the tissue sample removed from the breast to be looked at under the microscope and examined for cancerous cells.  A test that can detect breast cancer many months prior to any clinical manifestation is available...”
...our question about Itchy or scaly nipples
“Very rarely, eczema of a nipple can signal a cancerous growth beneath...”

Butyrate a treatment
“...Butyrate has also been shown to significantly inhibit the growth of cancerous colon cells...”


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“Refers to the various types of malignant neoplasms that contain cells growing out of control and invading adjacent tissues, which may metastasize to distant tissues.”

Cancer, General

...our question about Cysts (female)
“...Cysts and tumors are completely different, but as cancerous cells grow out of control to form tumors, they may create spaces between tissues that fill with fluid or other material.”
...recommendation Coffee Enema
“...This "tissue damage syndrome" makes it easier for cancerous cells to survive...”
...recommendation Conventional Drug Use
“...The enzyme also allows cancerous cells to grow new blood vessels...”

Carcinoid Cancer

...the condition
“There are a few types of tumor that fall within a category somewhere between benign and malignant.  Carcinoid tumors are the most often occurring of these rare types of midway growths...”


...related topic
Malignant growth of epithelial cells tending to infiltrate the surrounding tissue and giving rise to metastasis: An invasive malignant tumor derived from epithelial tissue that tends to metastasize to...”

Change In Clothing Habits a treatment
“...Research has suggested an inverse relationship between solar exposure and osteoporosis, colon cancer, breast cancer, and even the most deadly form of skin cancer, malignant melanoma...”

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)

...the condition
“...This change in the cell's DNA confers a growth and survival advantage on the cell, which becomes abnormal and malignant (leukemic)...”

Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML)

...the condition
“...This change in the stem cell's DNA confers a growth and survival advantage on the malignant stem cell...”

Cigarette Smoke Damage

...relationship to Cervical Cancer
“...Smoking is one co-factor that makes HPV-infected cells more likely to turn cancerous.”
...relationship to Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
Malignant hypertension and renovascular hypertension are more common in people who smoke...”

Clear Cell Sarcoma

...related topic
“...Under the microscope, it shares some features with malignant melanoma, a type of cancer that develops from pigment-producing skin cells...”

Coconut a treatment
“...In animal studies, feeding unprocessed coconut and coconut oils prevented tumor development, both malignant or benign...”

Colon Cancer

...our question about Colon polyps
“...If the polyp has turned cancerous, but is found early, survival rates are excellent.”

Colorectal Cancer

...related topic
“A cancerous tumor of the large intestine...”

Cushing's Syndrome / Hypercortisolism

...the condition
“...Other causes include ... Ectopic ACTH Syndrome: Some benign or malignant tumors that arise outside the pituitary can produce ACTH...”


...the condition
“...However, some cysts may be tumors and are formed inside tumors – these can be potentially malignant.  Other causes include...”


...the condition
“...The doctor should order blood tests and other cancer-screening tests to check for malignancies because people with dermatomyositis are more likely to develop malignant cancers.  The first line of treatment for dermatomyositis is restricted activity and a daily injection of a corticosteroid, such as prednisone, to reduce inflammation and relieve pain...”

Endometrial Polyps

...the condition
“...Rarely is major surgery needed for polyps, unless they are found to be precancerous or cancerous.  In some women, if the polyp(s) interfere with the egg and sperm, it may make it hard to get pregnant...”

Enlarged Lymph Nodes

...the condition
“...Lymph nodes are filters that can catch malignant tumor cells or infectious organisms...”

Erectile Dysfunction (ED, Impotence)

...relationship to Prostate Cancer
“A cancerous prostate gland may interfere with blood flow and nerve impulses to the penis...”

Esophageal Cancer

...the condition
“ divided into two major types: squamous cell carcinomas, tumors that develop in the tissue lining the hollow organs of the body, and adenocarcinoma, depending on the type of cells that are malignant.  Squamous cell carcinomas arise in the squamous cells that line the esophagus...”

Estrogen Replacement a treatment
“...NOTE: When taking estrogen alone, cells in the uterine lining can become crowded or malformed and possibly cancerous.  Therefore, for patients who still have a uterus, estrogen is often prescribed in combination with progesterone, which controls that effect and protects from endometrial abnormalities...”

Excess Phytates in Diet

...the condition
“...Some animal studies have suggested that phytates stop the growth of cancerous tumors...”

Fanconi Anemia

...the condition
“...FA sufferers who survive to adulthood have a 40-fold increased risk of developing cancerous solid tumors, and this risk increases with age...”

Female-Specific Cancer Screening a treatment
“...Pap smears have made it possible to detect precancerous and cancerous conditions before they progress to cancer which could spread to other parts of the body, and have saved thousands of women's lives by catching cancers before they spread...”


...the condition
“...They are benign – not associated with cancer – and rarely become cancerous.  Types of Fibroid...”

Gastric/Peptic/Duodenal Ulcers

...the condition
“...While virtually all duodenal ulcers are benign, gastric ulcers can occasionally be cancerous and for this reason biopsies are often performed...”


...related topic
“...It is not due to cancerous growth.”

Heartburn / GERD / Acid Reflux

...the condition
“...In a small percentage of chronic patients, a serious form of GERD called Barrett's esophagus may eventually develop, in which the erosion can lead to cancerous changes in the tissue lining of the esophagus.”

Hot Applications (Thermotherapy) a treatment
“...High-intensity heat is also used to destroy some types of benign and cancerous tumors...”

Hyaluronic Acid a treatment
“...Hyaluronic acid is one of the chief components of the extracellular matrix, contributes significantly to cell proliferation and migration, and may also be involved in the progression of some malignant tumors...”

Hyperbaric Oxygen a treatment
“...Upper respiratory infection – Increased hemolysis; Hyperthermia; Hereditary spherocytosis; Optic neuritis – Possible increased optic nerve pathology; Malignant tumors – possible increased vascularity for tumors; Acidosis – Decreased threshold for oxygen seizures; Steroid use – Decreased threshold for oxygen seizure; Alcohol use – Dehydration...”

Immunotherapy a treatment
“...(imiquimod) which is an interferon producer causing the patients own killer T-cells to destroy warts, actinic keratoses, basal cell cancer, squamous cell cancer, cutaneous lymphoma, and superficial malignant melanoma...”

Kaposi's Sarcoma

...the condition
“Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is a type of malignant tumor of the blood vessels that develops most commonly on the skin and mucous membranes that line the mouth, nose and anus, but may also affect internal organs – particularly the lymph...”


...the condition
“...Sometimes such a growth must be removed and studied under a microscope to determine if it is cancerous or not.  Because seborrheic keratoses may grow larger over the years, removal is sometimes recommended especially if they itch, get irritated or bleed easily...”
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Kidney Cancer

...the condition
“...Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC) involves cancerous cells developing in the lining of a kidney's tubules and growing into a mass (tumor)...”
...recommendation Surgery
“Surgery (to remove cancerous tissue) is usually required to treat Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC)...”

Laryngeal Cancer

...the condition
“...Cancer of the larynx is a disease in which cancerous (malignant) cells are found in the tissues of the larynx...”


...related topic
Malignant tumors of involuntary muscle tissue...”


...the condition
“...Acute leukemia involves a rapid increase in the number of immature white blood cells and requires immediate treatment due to the rapid proliferation of malignant cells that spread throughout the body...”


...the condition
“...However, women with leukoplakia tend to show more cancerous changes in their mouth tissues than men...”


...related topic
“...They feel like soft, moveable lumps underneath the skin and do not have any malignant potential...”


...related topic
Malignant tumors of fat tissue...”

Liver Cancer

...the condition
“...Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC), also known as Malignant Hepatoma, is the most common type of liver cancer...”

Liver Spots

...the condition
“...Age spots are not harmful, nor likely to become malignant.  If what you assume is a liver spot grows or changes, see your doctor.”

Lung Cancer

...the condition
“Alternative names: Lung carcinoma Lung cancer is a malignant lung tumor, consisting of cancer cells that grow uncontrollably in lung tissue...”

Male-Specific Cancer Screening a treatment
“...If any irregular or abnormally firm area is detected, further tests will be done to determine whether the abnormality is cancerous.  A digital rectal exam is less effective in detecting prostate cancer compared with a PSA test...”

Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma

...related topic
“The most common malignant soft tissue tumor found in the arms or legs...”


...the condition
“...When mastocytosis is malignant, cancerous, or associated with a blood disorder, steroids and/or chemotherapy may be prescribed.”


...the condition
“...Major signs of malignant melanoma...”


...related topic
“...While most are benign, malignant changes can occur to turn the benign mole into a melanoma.”

Mouth Cancer

...the condition
“...These patches, which may become cancerous over time, are called leukoplakia, and are found quite often among chewing tobacco users...”

Multiple Myeloma

...the condition
“...A patient's myeloma is often referred to by the type of immunoglobulin or light chain (kappa or lambda type) produced by the cancerous plasma cell...”

Myelodysplastic Syndrome

...the condition
“...Because the majority (about two-thirds) of MDS patients do not develop leukemia, MDS was previously classified as a disease of low malignant potential...”

Natural Killer Cells

...related topic
“An important first line of defense against newly arising malignant cells and cells infected with viruses, bacteria, and protozoa...”


...related topic
Malignant tumors of the cells that surround a nerve...”

Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

...related topic
“Any of the numerous malignant lymphomas that are not classified as Hodgkin's disease.”

Noni a treatment
“...Scientific studies have investigated noni's effect on the growth of cancerous tissue.  One such study found that noni inhibited and reduced growth of the capillary vessels sprouting from human breast tumor explants and, at increased concentrations, the noni caused...”

Oropharyngeal Cancer

...the condition
“Oropharyngeal cancer is a type of head and neck cancer where malignant cells form in the tissues of the middle part of the throat, behind the mouth...”

Ovarian Cysts

...the condition
“...In rare cases, they can be cancerous.  Abnormal cysts require medical treatment by your doctor...”
...related topic
“...Organic ovarian cysts may be benign or malignant and are not linked to the functioning of the ovary...”

Pancreatic Cancer

...the condition
“...the pancreas runs in some families whereas the acquired changes can result from exposure to carcinogens and/or an immune system which is depressed in some way, rendering it less capable of killing cancerous cells once they develop...”

Pituitary Tumor

...the condition
“...A tumor may be either benign or malignant.  Although a benign tumor can continue to grow, the cells do not spread from the original site...”

Polymyalgia Rheumatica

...the condition
“...The differential diagnosis includes rheumatoid arthritis, polymyositis, occult malignant disease, infectious disease, myofascial pain syndromes, and functional abnormalities...”

Precancerous Lesion

...related topic
“Abnormal tissue that is not yet malignant.”

Prostate Cancer

...the condition
“...However, the risk increases steadily with age and by the time they are 80, more than half of all men will have some cancerous growth, though in most cases it goes unnoticed...”
...recommendation Soy Isoflavones
“ soy protect against cancer via several different mechanisms, including interacting with intracellular enzymes, regulating protein synthesis, controlling growth factor actions, inhibiting malignant cell proliferation, inducing differentiation, deterring cancer cell adhesion, and inhibiting angiogenesis...”

Rectal Cancer

...the condition
“...The remaining anal cancers are basal cell carcinoma and malignant melanoma...”


...related topic
Malignant tumors of skeletal muscle...”

Sebaceous Hyperplasia

...the condition
“...Lesions of sebaceous hyperplasia are benign, with no known potential for malignant transformation.”

Small Intestine Cancer

...the condition
“A rare condition in which cancerous tumors develop in the small bowel...”

Soft Tissue Sarcoma

...the condition
“...One or more neurofibromas will develop into a malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor in about 5% of people with neurofibromatosis...”

Synovial Sarcoma

...related topic
“A malignant tumor of the tissue around joints...”

Tendency To Develop Polyps

...the condition
“...Although the majority of polyps will not become cancerous, it is still very important that they are removed.”
...recommendation Surgery
“Since there is no way of knowing whether a polyp will become malignant, total removal of the polyp is the best treatment...”


...the condition
“...It is often difficult to be clear whether a thymoma is malignant or not.  Doctors can usually tell by taking a tissue sample (biopsy) and looking at it under a microscope...”


...related topic
“...An enlarged thyroid gland that is not cancerous is called a goiter.”

Urinalysis a treatment
“...The conditions which may lead to a telescoped sediment are: 1) lupus nephritis 2) malignant hypertension 3) diabetic glomerulosclerosis, and 4) rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis...”

Weakened Immune System

...relationship to Allergy to Foods (Hidden)
“...A weakened immune system enables infections and cancerous growths to develop and take hold...”

Werners Syndrome

...the condition
“...People with WS develop a vast array of age-related diseases including arteriosclerosis, malignant neoplasms, cancer, type II diabetes mellitus, ocular cataracts and osteoporosis in early adult life.”
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