Table 2

The effect of environment on malignant cells

Environment

Environmental condition for malignant cells

Proliferation rate

Acquisition of mutations

Tumor presentation


Primary site

Suitable environment

High

High

Low expression of intrinsic properties


Lymph node

Strong immunologic host response, Harsh environment

Low

Low

Silent presentation of tumor and expression of intrinsic properties


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