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Ct found ovarian cystic mass, does that mean a cyst. Can a CT scan tell the difference between a cyst and tumor? Worried about ovarian cancer.

Ct found ovarian cystic mass, does that mean a cyst. Can a CT scan tell the difference between a cyst and tumor? Worried about ovarian cancer.

Not necessarily: Ultrasound would be a more accurate test to evaluate the contents of an ovarian cyst. Ovarian cysts are common findings. You should see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Adenoids (Definition)

Adenoids are lymphatic tissue found in the airway behind the nose in the back of the throat. Adenoids are made up of the same type of tissue as the tonsils. Both help fight infections. However, unlike the tonsils, they cannot be seen by looking in the throat. Adenoids are found in children and begin to regress before puberty. In children, enlarged adenoids can cause obstruction of the nasal airway leading to difficulty breathing, breathing through the mouth, nasally voice, ...Read more


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What to do if I have told my friends What to do if I have adenoid cystic carcinoma but every time I tell them,they get scared.why ?

What to do if I have told my friends What to do if I have adenoid cystic carcinoma but every time I tell them,they get scared.why ?

Slow growing: adenoid cystic Ca is a rare usually slow growing cancer that predominates in the salivary glands of the head and neck. While survival is very good even with mets, its best to have the lesion removed before it spreads. It is not contagious and friends should be told that it has already been removed and can not be spread by contact. ...Read more

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My brother has adenoid cystic carcinoma causing tracheal stenosis--what should he do?

My brother has adenoid cystic carcinoma causing tracheal stenosis--what should he do?

Plan: I'm sorry about your brother. If there is no possibility of a cure, he may still have a good while ahead of him, or the disease may take him quickly. He needs to make his wishes known and, since this is an uncommon entity, he may want a few different opinions. ...Read more

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How serious is a 12 x 8mm tumor?

How serious is a 12 x 8mm tumor?

Depends on site: A 12x 8 mm lesion is about 1/2 inch in size. If in pancreas it is dangerous, In lung it can be resected. If if muscle and malignant it can easily be removed. The aggressiveness also depends on the histologic grading where a low grade tumor can be cured and a high grade lesion has to be treated more aggressively. ...Read more

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Exactly where is the tumor located?

Exactly where is the tumor located?

Depends: Tumors can arise anywhere in the body (blood, lymph nodes, organs, bones, soft tissues...). ...Read more

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What symptoms are common in a tumor?

What symptoms are common in a tumor?

Depends: A tumor is just a fancy way to say "lump". There are benign and malignant (cancerous) tumors and the symptoms they cause depend on the location and the particular organ affected. ...Read more

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What is the hardest kind of tumor to remove ?

What is the hardest kind of tumor to remove ?

Major blood vessels: Resecting tumors requires removal of the tumor without getting into the tumor itself. Sometimes tumors involve other organs or even major blood vessels. This may require removing those structures and then reconstructing them which can sometimes be very tricky situations, even if possible. ...Read more

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If you have a tumor that big what will happen?

If you have a tumor that big what will happen?

Need more info...: Tumor size sometimes matters with regard to prognosis, but it really depends on the type of tumor. ...Read more

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How do you tell your loved ones you have a tumor?

Honesty: I am very sorry to hear of this difficulty, i hope it is treatable. Be honest and give those who love you the facts and ask for their help and support. Don't go it alone, those who love will want to help. Wishing you the best outcome. ...Read more

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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