Is Spider Cancer Really Cancer Or A Term Used To Describe How Cancer Will Mastasize Through A Person

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Is Spider Cancer Really Cancer Or A Term Used To Describe How Cancer Will Mastasize Through A Person

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

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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

Answered by PJ Hamel