Categorizaton of Tumors
Tumors are often placed under one of two categories; malignant or benign. Malignant tumors are cancerous and benign tumors are non-cancerous.
ELSI breast tumor (http://www.lbl.gov/Education/ELSI/cancer-tumor.html)
- no anaplasia
- slow growing no metastases
- highly differentiated
- mitoses rare
ELSI brain tumor (http://www.lbl.gov/Education/ELSI/cancer-tumors.html)
- tendency toward de-differentiation
- mitoses relatively common
- usually rapid growth
An animation of carcinogenesis.