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8/23/2017Some paper said that the surgery release cancer cells from tumor into bloodstream or implanted them in the surrounding tissue, which would speed the cancer cells spread, is it true? why? when there are positive margins, dose that mean surgeon had cut through the cancer cells bed and resulted in some cancer cells freely into the wound fluid that would cycle in body?

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8/25/2017The chance that surgery will cause cancer to spread to other parts of the body is extremely low. Following standard procedures, surgeons use special methods and take many steps to prevent cancer cells from spreading during biopsies or surgery to remove tumors.

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