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What is a neoplasm in the abdomen

A 33-year-old member asked:
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 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 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
Dr. D A Steve Griswold
Radiology 30 years experience
A solid liver mass: If so stated, this is not a cyst. There are benign, non-spreading (not malignant) masses such as adenomas or focal nodular hyperplasia. Liver cance... Read More
Dr. Ernest Rudman
Diagnostic Radiology 15 years experience
We are not sure: Sometimes imaging can be 100% accurate in diagnosing a liver lesion simply based on its appearance. However, this is not always the case. Some lesions... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
Hematology and Oncology 33 years experience
Many.: Malignant tumors can be treated with any number of chemotherapy agents including doxorubicin, cytoxan, taxol, taxotere, 5fu, vincristine, vinblastine,... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hung Khong
Medical Oncology 27 years experience
Not necessary: Hurtel cell neoplasm can be adenoma (not cancer) or carcinoma (cancer). There is not much difference between the two with regards to age, sex, or hist... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
Medical Oncology 22 years experience
Yep! They can!: Benign neoplasms are non-cancerous growths. They can show up anywhere, kind of like moles. We tend to get more of them as we age. Usually they don't ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 20 years experience
Varies: Benign = non-cancer. Neoplasm = tumor or mass. So, the features of a non-cancerous mass depend on what it is -- that is what cell it is derived from,... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terence Chapman
Urologic Oncology 26 years experience
Biopsy: Biopsy of a neoplasm for microscopic and molecular analysis is the gold standard for this determination. The ultimate distinction between benign and m... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Terminology: A tumor that is confined to the ducts of the organ and is making mucus. Such neoplasms are not cancers in the traditional sense, but may exist with ca... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Ask your doctor: The doctor who removed this tumor can address this matter better. But it seems like there is a neoplasm(=cancer) located in the scalp but they are not... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
Sarcoma: Lesions that arise from structures of soft tissue or bone are of mesenchymal origin. This stands in contrast to those tumors arising at glandular sit... Read More

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