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what do cancerous tumors look like

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Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: The fact that there are different types of cancers-ie.Brain, lung, breast, colon, pancreas- to name just a few tells us that the cancerous tumors can ... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Lymphoma of the: Indolent variety commonly does this. Solid tumors may vary in size slightly but very rarely appear and disappear due to nothing.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Dr. Uma Swamy answered
15 years experience Radiation Oncology
That is correct: That is true. Here is an overview of cancer http://www.Cancer.Net/all-about-cancer.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
21 years experience Gastroenterology
They are not good: Markers are often used to monitor disease when the disease is known. Randomly checking all the tumor markers out of context will lead to many falsely ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
One and the Same: A "tumor" is simply a growth; they can be benign (incapable of distant spread) or malignant. Stated another way, a malignant tumor is a cancer.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
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Depends on tumor: There are many ways to treat tumors. The most successful treatments will take into consideration the type of tumor it is, as well as the stage and bio ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
The same: Tumors grow as benign or malignant growths. The benign growth can reach large size but does not have the potential to invade surrounding tissue or m ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Generally the same: "cancerous" and "malignant" generally mean the same thing.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Surgical oncologist: The surgeon that treats complicated problems resulting from malignant tumors is most often a surgical oncologist. This individual has Boards in Gener ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Hoover
50 years experience General Practice
? more information: I assume that you may have a tumor of your jaw with spread to lymph nodes in your neck. Hopefully, you are under the care of a good cancer surgeon, m ... Read More

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