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How Cancer Grows
11. Metastasis
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Metastasis

To form a new colony, a tumor cell needs to leave the vessel system and invade tissue. The cell must attach itself to a vessel's wall. Once this is done, it can work its way through the vessel and enter the tissue.

Although perhaps less than one in 10,000 tumor cells will survive long enough to establish a new tumor site, a few survivors can escape and initiate new colonies of the cancer.

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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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