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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Not cancer: Ganglion cysts are the result trauma, degenerative changes especially in the wrist joint , not related to cancer.
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Ganglion cysts: Ganglion cysts are benign and do not become cancerous.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Biopsy provides Diag: The diagnosis is based on the biopsy and the location of the tumor. Sometimes the primary site can be occult and not obvious. We call such tumors, can ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
41 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Sounds benign: small hypoechoic nodules and well defined may be small cysts, fibroadenoma or even lymph nodes. In the axils most of the time these are lymph nodes. T ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
15 years experience Radiation Oncology
Related to spread: Metastatic refers to a cancer that has spread from the original site that it originated from to a more distant site in the body. For example, if a wo ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Yes. It is not: Common, unlike its name, does not always occur at joints, but is lumped as a "soft part sarcoma" so it can metastasize to lungs, but unlike many sarco ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Very tiny: It is the finding of a tiny cluster of breast cancer cells that have traveled to the axillary lymph node. It has not been found to be a worse prognosi ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Complicated question: Carcinoids are carcinomas, usually more slow growing than adenocarcinomas. For information in this topic you may consult this link: http://www.webmd.c ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margaret Mann
18 years experience Dermatology
Neither: Acrochordons are a fancy name for skin tags, which are benign (not cancerous) growths that tend to occur as we age. They can often be found on the ne ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not likely: Do you know that the cyst is benign? It not possible to know that without removing the cyst and having it examined by a pathologist. Benign and malign ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not likely: Do you know that the cyst is benign? It not possible to know that without removing the cyst and having it examined by a pathologist. Benign and malign ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erik Castle
Specializes in General Surgery
In theory, prostate cancer cells can spread anywhere in the body: In practice, though, most cases of prostate cancer metastasis occur in the lymph nodes and the bones. Prostate cancer metastasis occurs when cells bre ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Good luck.: And that's what it is. You've done your part by choosing to seek treatment. Once the cancer is diagnosed, operated, graded, and staged, it is a wait ... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No.: An excisional biopsy of a lymph node should not result in spreading of the malignancy.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends: It depends on the stage. Early stage is curable with either surgery alone- vs surgery plus adjuvant therapy/chemotherapy . Advanced disease with dista ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nassir Azimi
22 years experience Interventional Cardiology
Not always: This is why mammography has been useful in identifying early breast cancers.
A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not likely: Do you know that the cyst is benign? It not possible to know that without removing the cyst and having it examined by a pathologist. Benign and malign ... Read More
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A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No: No. Often sk's appear/increase as people age.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
47 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Ca not from bone: Cancer from another source that settles or is metastatic to the spine . Prostate cancer breast cancer and lung cancer are a few examples of cancers th ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: They are epithelial (skin) cancers.
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A 84-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: Malignancy and cancer are synonymous. A malignant tumor is cancer.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: It's mostly a teen's cancer. It's much more likely to be cured by today's means than in the past.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marilda Chung
35 years experience Pathology
No.: By definition, a benign tumor does not metastasize (spread to other sites by invading the blood stream or lymphatic system). Extremely rare cases of ' ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: By definition a solitary osteochondroma is benign, not cancer. However osteochondromas can be multiple benign tumors of cartilage, called osteochondr ... Read More

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