is spider cancer really cancer or is it a term used to describe how cancer will mastasize through a persons lymph nodes to spread through ones body at a quick rate
Hi Debbie - Spider cancer is an obsolete term describing what a particular cancer looks like: a tumor with some vascular (blood veins) involvement, so that on scans it looks kind of like a spider. It's not a type of cancer, nor does it describe how cancer spreads. It's simply a description of a particular type of tumor. Hope this helps - PJH
no man spider cancer is true it looks like a normal tumor but when they do a bio the cancer spreads everywher and will spread all over the body
Sorry, Matt, can't agree with you here - I stand by my original answer. PJH
than what kind of cancer is this becouse my sister had this type and when they did surgery on her to remove a tumer it spread like wild fire
Bill, of course, I haven't seen your sister's medical records, but unfortunately, many people have aggressive tumors that spread no matter what. Often when it seems like the tumor spreads aggressively after surgery, it had already spread before the surgery. For a tumor to be detected, it has to have some time to grow large enough to show up on a scan or to cause symptoms. So if cancer is detected in the lungs, bones or liver a week or a month after the original tumor was removed from the breast, those cancer cells were probably already in the distant organ at the time of surgery. I am sorry to hear about how fast your sister's cancer spread.