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Lisa was posted 03/31/2000 09:55 pm by evaj
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Lisa, it certainly isn't the "air", but whenever surgical trauma occurs, a very complex, sequenced inflammatory response goes into high gear. That's the body's defenses doing their best to speed up healing. Unfortunately, there is some evidence that some of the factors instrumental in the inflammatory response, also speed up growth of malignant cells and may help to disseminate them. That's how the tumor may spread. That's why some experienced PC surgeons now believe, that the less is cut and traumatized the better.

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