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What is a tumor that is cancerous called? And what is a medical term that means "to die"?

What is a tumor that is cancerous called? And what is a medical term that means "to die"?

Cancerous: Cancerous of course is a term itself, denoting...Cancer. Depending on the biopsy diagnosis, the cancer may be named by it's tissue diagnosis, for example basal cell cancer, or squamus cell cancer. Not all tumors are cancerous, etc. The biopsy will determine pathology. To expire, is a medical term referring to when a patient dies (the pt "expired" after a long fight with lung cancer). ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Hello, Please let me know what is the reason for occur metastatic lymph node cancer??? 2nd Question : Is Adenocarcinoma is called tumor??? What happen

Hello, Please let me know what is the reason for occur metastatic lymph node cancer??? 2nd Question : Is Adenocarcinoma is called tumor??? What happen

Yes it is a cancer: Adenocarcinoma is one type of common Cancer which can arise from any gland forming organ such as Breast, Colon and lung. If left untreated for a long time, cancer cells spread and can involve regional lymph nodes and later spread to the internal organs. I hope you are under the care of a cancer specialist (Oncologist) who can guide you further and offer the required treatments. ...Read more

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What's the chance of pancrtic cancer they call it mass called lymphadenopathy at small bowl. All blood work is normal tumor markers normal to I am 36 f?

What's the chance of pancrtic cancer they call it mass called lymphadenopathy at small bowl. All blood work is normal tumor markers normal to I am 36 f?

Your question: Is rather disjointed perhaps because you are scared, but small bowel lymphadenopathy is not synonymous with pancreatic cancer which btw would be unusual at your age, mesenteric adenitis from a viral illness, non specific enteritis, or over-read of a ct scan is a little more common. Why don't you ask the doctor who ordered the ct scan on your behalf about the results. ...Read more

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Is it surgery required for a 7mm brain tumor that is not cancerous?

Is it surgery required for a 7mm brain tumor that is not cancerous?

Depends!: If it is proven to be benign (such as meningioma) and it is asymptomatic it is unlikely to need operation ...Read more

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What are the chances of a tumor not being cancerous?

What are the chances of a tumor not being cancerous?

Common: A tumor by any other name is a growth. It can be either benign or malignant, differentiated based upon the potential to spread. The best way to determine this is by a tissue biopsy, but we can make better predictions based on the organ of origin, physical exam, and x-ray findings. ...Read more

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Please describe the steps to seeing if a tumor is cancerous?

Please describe the steps to seeing if a tumor is cancerous?

Adequate biopsy: DX of malignancy is histologically based to define the nature and status of low or high grade. Immunologic studies help define the type of tumior is not obvious. One can if needed look into oncogene mutations such as p53 which helps control cell cycle.
Newer mAbs can signify whether oncofetal proteins defining specific cancer are present. ...Read more

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Will cancer and tumors hurt?

Will cancer and tumors hurt?

Late: With a few exceptions (vascular leiomyoma, eccrine spiradenoma), tumors / cancers usually cause pain only late in their course when they damage bone or nerve or impinge on important structures. This is what makes them so treacherous. ...Read more

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Are tumor and cancer the same thing?

Are tumor and cancer the same thing?

No: Tumor is a non-specific term for a swelling. Tumor may be benign or malignant. A malignant tumor is cancer.
Examples of benign tumors are fibroids, lipomas, and moles. Malignant tumors, cancers, are like breast or lung cancer.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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How often do ovarian tumors become cancerous?

How often do ovarian tumors become cancerous?

Clinicopath. Correla: One of the most important clinical features is the age of the patient. Approximately one of eight ovarian tumors in patients less than 45 year of age is malignant; by contrast, in older women, the proportion is about one of three. The single most common ovarian tumor, the mature cystic teratoma, dermoid cyst-benign tumor, is encountered at all ages.
Clinicopathologic correlation is important. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between cancer and tumor?

Is there a difference between cancer and tumor?

Yes: While cancers are characterized by tumors, not all tumors are cancerous. Tumor derives from the latin for a 'mass' (a 'lump' - not all of which can be felt of course). Tumors are a result of an abnormal growth of cells and can be benign, or essentially only grow in one place and cannot spread. Cancer is when a tumor becomes malignant, or is able to spread and invade other tissues. ...Read more

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What`s the difference between cancer and tumor?

Tumor vs cancer: A tumor is an excessive growth of tissue. It can be benign (not dangerous) or malignant (dangerous because it can spread). Cancer is caused by malignant tumors. ...Read more

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What should I say to relative with cancer tumor?

Be supportive: Let them know you are there, if needed. Don't be overly inquisitive or pushy, but be ready to listen if they are wishing to discuss their situation. Remember, just because someone has a cancerous tumor it doesn't mean they're at the end of the road. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible to feel a cancer tumor inside you?

Depends: It depends on the location and size of cancer. A one cm cancer in the breast is generally palpable. Even smaller cancers of the skin can be felt. However, cancers in most internal organs cannot be felt unless larger than a fist may be not even then, depending on the location and nature of the cancer. Cancers in the subcutaneous lymph nodes can be felt if about 1.0 cm in size. ...Read more

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Are cancerous ovarian tumors fast or slow growing?

Are cancerous ovarian tumors fast or slow growing?

Neither: Ovarian cancer is rather aggressive in nature and grows fast (although not as fast as other aggressive tumor types). Treatment is initially with surgical resection to minimal disease followed by adjuvant chemotherapy. ...Read more

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How do a cancerous tumor and a malignant tumor differ?

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. ...Read more

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How fast does a rhabdomyosarcoma cancerous tumor grow?

How fast does a rhabdomyosarcoma cancerous tumor grow?

Variable: Depends on the situation and patient age. Some can grow very rapidly, but not all. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about connection to cancer and tumors.?

Can you tell me about connection to cancer and tumors.?

A tumor: ..Is just another word for a lump. Tumors can be benign or malignant. Malignant tumors are also called cancer. By the way, certain benign tumors have the potential to become malignant but not all. ...Read more

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What's the difference between cancer, neoplasia and tumor?

What's the difference between cancer, neoplasia and tumor?

See below: Cancer is a lay term for malignant tumors
neoplasia is any new growth, benign or malignant.
Tumor means a swelling, from any cause, including benign and malignant tumors. Generally this term is the same as neoplasia. ...Read more

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What can I do so my inoperable cancerous tumor is removed?

What can I do so my inoperable cancerous tumor is removed?

Where is Ur Cancer?: Inoperable means the tumor is too advanced to remove or to be beneficial to get it removed. Depending on the organ where the tumor started, systemic chemotherapy may be the next best option to shrink the tumor. This may make it operable. Your Oncologist can guide you further. You should go see a medical oncologist besides your surgeon. ...Read more

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Pipelery epindema is a cancerous tumor or an ordinary tumar?

See below.: I think you are asking about myxopapillary ependymoma. Ependymomas are commonly considered benign tumors (85%) in the sense that they rarely metastasize (spread to other organs). However the papillary projections in the myxopapillary type make it hard to remove all the tumor. The surgeon may not see any tumor left, but microscopically there are little fragments there, and the tumor can re-grow. ...Read more

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What does benign mean for a tumor? I thought tumors were cancer.

Not cancer: Tumor is a general term for a mass or swelling. Tumors may be benign or malignant. Benign tumors rarely kill. ...Read more

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What are some good ways to remove cancerous tumors besides chemo?

What are some good ways to remove cancerous tumors besides chemo?

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 biological characteristics of the tumor. Besides chemotherapy, surgery and/ or radiation therapy can be used to treat tumors. ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between a tumor and cancer?

I want to know what is the difference between a tumor and cancer?

See below: Tumor is a general term for a growth that is not supposed to be there. They can be benign (non-cancerous) and cancerous. Cancerous growths have potential to grow fast and spread to different parts of the body with devastating consequences. ...Read more

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What's a tumor that is considered benign? I thought tumors were cancer

Not cancer: Tumor is a general term for a mass or swelling. Tumors may be benign or malignant. Benign tumors rarely kill. ...Read more

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What's the average/typical size of ovarian tumors that are cancerous?

Size is not criteria: Benign cysts could be huge, malignant ovarian tumors could be very small, so size is not the criteria. Go for regular gyn examinations, sonograms if indicated and follow your doctors advise. ...Read more

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Can having two tumors on different parts of my body mean I have cancer?

Can having two tumors on different parts of my body mean I have cancer?

Not necessarily: Those tumors may be, and statistically probably are, benign. The only way to know is to see you doctor. ...Read more

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What happens after a small cancerous tumor is removed from one's chest?

What happens after a small cancerous tumor is removed from one's chest?

Depends: It depends on the type of tumor, it's exact location in the chest, the surgical margins, and many other factors. Discuss this with the surgeon who did the procedure. ...Read more

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What are the differences between a cancerous tumor and a malignant tumor?

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 metastasize. The malignant cancer tumor has that capability. It has oncogene mutations for invasion of surrounding tissue, and invasion of blood stream with metastasis. It has variants of the cadherins that allow for progression and metastasis. ...Read more

Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more