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Malignant neoplasm of rectosigmoid junction

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Surgical Oncology 20 years experience
This means cancer: A malignant neoplasm of the liver means cancer. What it doesn't tell you is if it originates from the liver, or whether it started in another organ a... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Root of words: 'mal" from the latin word malus, meaning bad; "neo" from greek for new; and "plasm" from greek for tissue. Thus one has "bad new tissue" or "bad new ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
No: Spicy foods do not cause stomach cancer.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
A Verified Doctoranswered
Surgical Oncology 20 years experience
Confusing terms: Neoplasm means a group of abnormally growing cells, but it doesn't necessarily mean cancer. The two kinds of neoplasms are benign (not cancer) and ma... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Duggan
18 years experience
Metastasis : Secondary neoplasm refers to cancerous cells which have occurred at a different site (primary) and have moved (metastasized) to the secondary site (in... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
Radiation Oncology 32 years experience
Very unlikely: The rectosigmoid junction is well above the anal sphincter. Colostomy becomes more likely as the primary tumor gets closer to the anus.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
How do you know?: How do you know that you have a malignant neoplasm? In any case, start with a primary care provider you can make an assessment and the two of you toge... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
A Verified Doctoranswered
Surgical Oncology 20 years experience
Rectal cancer: Most malignant neoplasms of the rectum are adenocarcinoma. This is very similar to colon cancer. There are a few different types of rectal cancer su... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 41 years experience
Benign vs malignant: Benign tumors /neoplasms of the liver are not cancerous; malignant tumors are. See prior answer regarding differential for benign ones. Malignant tum... Read More
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
PSMA scan: This technique of scanning detects prostate specific involvement. However, I feel your oncologist or urologist should review the study with the radiol... Read More
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