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    The pathways of disease?

    Hello Everyone,

    I would like to know the meaning of pathways of disease? Does it mean the way how disease spreads from one person to another?

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    Re: The pathways of disease?

    In this context is rather seems to mean the way in which disease behaves. For instance, the way in which cancer can develop, both as primary tumour and as a metastasis elsewhere in the body.

    All diseases have a form of life and development.

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    Re: The pathways of disease?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    In this context is rather seems to mean the way in which disease behaves. For instance, the way in which cancer can develop, both as primary tumour and as a metastasis elsewhere in the body.

    All diseases have a form of life and development.
    Yes, that's called pathogenesis. Maybe they're using an easy word so lay people can understand it (or not, as the case may be).

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