Graphic of Log-cell-kill-hypothesis (ideal progression in solid tumors). The ordinate on which the number of tumor cells are plotted has a logarithmic scale. The abscissa shows the time. Further, on the right side of the graphic the reduplication rate is shown.
Pls, note the black graph that shows the tumorbulk. Between the diagnosable tumor-mass of 10h9 (bulk of 1g) and the letal mass of 10h12 (bulk of 1kg) there are just 10 reduplication rates!
The blue graph shows the adjuvant chemotherapy (after an operation); the red one shows a chemotherapy without operation - both in relation to the therapy-time.