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malignant neoplasm of rectosigmoid junction

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
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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
32 years experience Internal Medicine
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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
17 years experience Gastroenterology
No: Spicy foods do not cause stomach cancer.
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
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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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Dr. William Duggan
16 years experience Family Medicine
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
30 years experience Radiation Oncology
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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Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Tell us more: No it is not terminal. But you need to tell us more about your history. Where is this tumor located? which organ site? Is the surgeon going to remove ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
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
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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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Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
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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