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Neoplasm malignant genitourinary

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Surgical Oncology 19 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
Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Agree w/Dr Contreras: Malignant neoplasm means that something's a cancerous tumor.The're many different types of cancer ex:skin, colon, kidney, etc.Prognosis, or how treata... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine 33 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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
A Verified Doctoranswered
Surgical Oncology 19 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
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Yes: Rectum is part of the colon and thus it is considered a colon cancer. Rectal cancer is a bit more specific and at times treatment is a bit different. ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
Radiology 33 years experience
Breast metastasis: Metastatic carcinoma of the breast. Adenocarcinoma most likely.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
A Verified Doctoranswered
Surgical Oncology 19 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
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Duggan
17 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
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 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
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 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