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    mommydog
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    What exactly does "tumor burden" mean? 

    thanks

    Stupid in Sacramento

    What exactly does "tumor burden" mean? 

    thanks

    Stupid in Sacramento

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      Janner
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      No stupid questions here.

      Tumor Burden:  The total mass of tumor tissue carried by an individual with cancer.

      Basically just means the amount of identifiable disease. 

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      Janner
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      No stupid questions here.

      Tumor Burden:  The total mass of tumor tissue carried by an individual with cancer.

      Basically just means the amount of identifiable disease. 

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