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Is Brain Tumors Soft Or Hard
Either can occur: A cyst is a thin walled closed space filled with fluid. If the amt. of fluid is large the cyst can be tense and feel very firm. A tumor is a overgrowth of cells either benign or malignant For the latter a scan tissue tumor, benign or malignant is very firm while a fatty tumor even if malignant can feel very soft. Scans and bx or aspiration will define cyst from tumor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does a pancreatic cancer tumor mostly have a dense scar-like tissue surrounding the tumor making chemo not as effective as it could be?
Hard question: Any brain tumor can be malignant by position. Even if benign but in vital region is bad. A malignant metastasis may be easy to remove and cured by cure of the source. A primary malignant brain tumor may be easy to remove and cure or can be diffuse and impossible to remove or cure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
MRI should: easily visualize a large tumor, but very small mucosal lesions may only be visualized endoscopically. So the answer is...sometimes. ...Read more
I've cyst mass on my parotid gland been havin problems with it for 2 years the cyst is not hard it very soft feel like soft tissues is it benign?
Parotid Cyst: Most of the time a parotid cyst is benign. It is currently estimated that 80% of masses, tumors or cysts that occur in the parotid are benign, while 20% are cancerous. While the odds are certainly in your favor, best to have it evaluated to make sure it isn't something that is going to need surgery or other treatments. ...Read more
Is a testicular cancer lump hard or soft? Is a spermatocyte hard or soft? Is testicular cyst hard or soft? Is testicular cancer lump on or near testi
Brain cancer: 1. Primary brain tumors such as low grade gliomas or oligodendrgliomas or astrocytomas and esp meningiomas after surgery have good prognosis. In contrast gbms or high grade gliomas still require debulking surgery, chemorad and chemo but have very high risk of relapse and low survival. 2. Metastatic brain lesions carry poor prognosis unless solitary where it can be resected and have better outlook. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do soft tissue sarcomas such as synovial sarcomas usually bruise? I have a lump with a large bruise diagnosed as broken vein/vessel. Scared of cancer.
Any Cancer can bruis: The only way to remove your scared feeling is to get this lump biopsied or removed and check it out under the microscope. Your doctor can guide you further as to how to monitor and resolve your fear ...Read more
Does it matter: Soft tissue usually refers to the tissue which holds other organs together and soft tissue tumors are mostly superficial in location. Organs like liver, spleen , kidney etc are referred to as solid organs however tumor can arise from soft tissue surrounding these organs as well. Doctors sometime use this term loosely to explain things in lay terms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is radiation for a squameous cell cancer tumor behind eye on optic nerve
next to brain safe or could it cause necrosis of brain. Do I need proton?
Palliative: Retrobulbar optic nerve involvement with metastatic tumor rare. Squamous malignancies are very few in that area. Chemo and RT given have mostly been palliative. Gamma knife therapy might be better than trying proton beam. With RT and chemo results in general have not been that encouraging. ...Read more
If a brain tumor is causing forehead pressure tightness and dizziness, would it show on CT scan without contrast? Like brain shift or some evidence?
Well...: Tumors larger than 6 mm will show on a CT scan with contrast. But at that size it would be highly unlikely to have any of these symptoms. An MRI is way better to visualize brain pathology. Yet at this point I doubt you have a large enough brain tumor that would cause these symptoms... Do not panic, sounds more like a sinus problem ...Read more
Can a small benign brain tumor on cerebellum cause nerves to be inflamed without causing raised intracranial pressure?
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