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How is a benign tumor biopsy done

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not likely: A needle biopsy is not likely to transform a benign tumor into a malignant one.
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
No, but...: It may be possible for a mass to have a focus of cancer cells that are not sampled when a needle biopsy is done. (sampling error). Depends on the tumo ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Nerves in scar: Some times the nerve fibers in the skin get entrapped in a scar and cause pain. It is difficult to know the reason in your case without examining the ... Read More
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Dr. Ralph Rosato
35 years experience Plastic Surgery
Scar pain: Scar tissue will eventually soften and stop hurting. Sometimes after a minor surgery there is an abnormal growth of scar tissue. If the discomfort con ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience Radiology
Not likely: A benign tumor by definition does not metastasize to distant parts of the body. A benign tumor like a uterine fibroid can frequently grow but almost n ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Possibly: A bone scan is a very sensitive test but it is not very specific. It will simply "light up" anywhere there is increased bone activity. Fractures, in ... Read More
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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
A : A benign tumor is a tumor that lack the ability to spread or 'metastasize.' most benign tumors will not cause problems. Some tumors have abnormal cell ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Chondroma: For themost part chondromas are benign. However the position of the lesion which usually results from excess stimulation of growth hormone is importa ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience Pathology
No: Benign tumor (non-malignant, non-cancerous tumors) can grow at many body sites. Tumors that are benign do not have the ability to spread to other par ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Marquart
17 years experience General Surgery
Depends: A benign tumor can still cause symptoms due to its presence.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes in moderation: This is a benign condition usually caused by use of hormones. So it is reversible and most of your liver is healthy. So occasional drinking should not ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Mesodermal in origin: The most common tumor that is benign and virtually remains benign is the lipoma. These increase in number with age. Fibromas are similarly benign an ... Read More

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