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a tumor that is not cancerous is called

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Cancerous: Cancerous of course is a term itself, denoting...Cancer. Depending on the biopsy diagnosis, the cancer may be named by it's tissue diagnosis, for exa ... Read More
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Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes it is a cancer: Adenocarcinoma is one type of common Cancer which can arise from any gland forming organ such as Breast, Colon and lung. If left untreated for a long ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Consult: Neurosurgeon as treatments vary depending on size and exact location and risks of various treatments
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Depends on location: The radiologist report will indicate the location of this mass. Its size matters too. Pancreatic cancer usually causes symptoms and is located behind ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
57 years experience Neurology
Depends!: If it is proven to be benign (such as meningioma) and it is asymptomatic it is unlikely to need operation
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Common: A tumor by any other name is a growth. It can be either benign or malignant, differentiated based upon the potential to spread. The best way to deter ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Adequate biopsy: DX of malignancy is histologically based to define the nature and status of low or high grade. Immunologic studies help define the type of tumior is ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Late: With a few exceptions (vascular leiomyoma, eccrine spiradenoma), tumors / cancers usually cause pain only late in their course when they damage bone o ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No: Tumor is a non-specific term for a swelling. Tumor may be benign or malignant. A malignant tumor is cancer. Examples of benign tumors are fibroids, li ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Unclear question: Most cancerous tissues feel hard on palpation.

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