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How Cancer Grows
9. Invasion and dispersal
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Invasion

The tumor has now invaded the tissue beyond the basement membrane.

Individual cells from the tumor enter into the network of newly formed blood vessels, using these vessels as highways by which they can move to other parts of the body. Cells also invade vessels of the lymph system. A tumor as small as a gram can send out a million tumor cells into blood vessels a day.

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1. DNA of a normal cell | 2. Mutation of DNA | 3. Genetically altered cell | 4. Spread and second mutation | 5. Third mutation | 6. Fourth mutation | 7. Breaking through the membrane | 8. Angiogenesis | 9. Invasion and dispersal | 10. Tumor cells travel | 11. Metastasis


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