Problem

Cancers


Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Neoplastic diseases
Neoplasms
Tumours
Cancerous growths
Sarcomas
Carcinoma in sita
Cancer
Nature:

A tumour, or neoplasm, is a tissue growth with no physiological function. The first sign of tumour growth in a tissue is the appearance of a small number of cells which multiply with uncontrolled division and lose lose their capacity for differentiation. The tumour enlarges solely as a result of multiplication of its own cells. Tumour growth proceeds through stages of disorderly increase in the number of cells, focal growth, benign growth and malignant growth; the stages immediately preceding malignancy are called precancerous.

Broader Problems:
Human disease and disability
Subject(s):
Medicine Cancer
Medicine Pathology
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Problem Type:
C: Cross-sectoral problems
Date of last update
04.04.2020 – 02:19 CEST