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Adenoma Or Other Lesion
Can fna of thyroid nodule spread cancer if malignant? Also 6mm suspicious finding. Would that require surgery or observation? No thyroid issues.
Depends on pathology: Needle aspiration theoretically can spread cancer, usually breast or liver cancer. Thyroid, no data but possible. Did you have a suspicious finding on a biopsy? Meaning that a pathologist looked at the biospy under a microscope and thought the cells were suspicious for cancer. Normally a 6 mm nodule would be low risk and could be observed. How was the size determined? Suspicious cells = surgery. ...Read more
To detect ovarian cancer, abnormality of cells or cysts or any other growth what is better MRI or ct-scan?
I have multiple lesions dealin with my salivary gland which is the parotid glands n enlarge thyroid n nodule can those lesion be benign or malignant?
Yes: Your lesions can be either benign or malignant and it can be a difficult diagnosis even after removal. But some experts advise removal in either case since even benign growth can make surgery more risky later. The nerves in the area are important for eating, talking and - of course - your facial expressions and attractiveness. Find an ENT you trust to get this under control. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
MRI=enhancingT2hyperintense foci in both cerebellar regions may represent demyelinating disease. Other less likely metastasis or any infiltrative?
Complex question.: We will need to discuss your symptoms to figure out the significance of any such "findings" on the MRI. This isn't the forum to discuss- use HealthTap Prime or talk to your doctor / neurologist. In the mean time, obtain the MRI pictures & upload the pictures + report onto your computer. A metastasis in BOTH cerebellums, symmetrically, is ridiculously improbable. Can't say much more here. Good luck ...Read more
Could an eye orbital mass be metastatic lung cancer from a 11 mm lung nodule, with no swollen glands or other evidence of cancer?
Time has taught me..: ..That with cancer almost anything is possible. That said, it would be unlikely for a 1cm lung "nodule" to go only to the orbit, especially if it is not proven to be cancer. I would suggest you discuss this with your doc (there may be details he/she knows that we don't) but seems to me that further imaging or maybe a biopsy are considerations if either of those 2 lesions are suspicious enough. ...Read more
In some ways, occass: Tumor simply means growth. The simple definition of "malignant" includes the ability to invade and metastasize. If a tumor does not have both of those characteristics than it is not malignant. That being said, a benign tumor can grow to large sizes or be in a location that could give the same symptoms as a malignant growth in the same location. There are many examples. ...Read more
Neither: Acrochordons are a fancy name for skin tags, which are benign (not cancerous) growths that tend to occur as we age. They can often be found on the neck, armpits, and groin-- pretty much anywhere where the skin tends to rub. No one knows what causes them, but they are definitely not dangerous. Many things can look like skin tags though, so best to see your dermatologist to check them out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nuisance lesion: These have exactly zero malignant potential if the diagnosis is right. If it's on your forehead, it'll be annoying and unsightly. If it's in a nasal sinus, it's probably going to be uncomfortable. That's really about it. ...Read more
Benign vs malignant : Benign tumors do not spread.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can't tell: I'm not sure if you loaded a picture of whatever is concerning you but regardless, if you have any lesion on the skin that looks suspicious or has changed noticeably, please see your family doc or dermatologist. Sometimes you cannot tell by just looking at it. ...Read more
Typically not: The size of a tumor usually doesn't determine whether the tumor is benign or malignant. I've had patients with very large tumors that are benign and tiny tumors that are malignant. Whether or not a tumor is benign or malignant depends on what type of cells the tumor is composed of. Often the only way to determine this is with biopsy. ...Read more
Depends on size: There are many types of kidney masses, ranging from cysts to adenomas to fibromas and occasionally a malignancy. . The majority of small kidney growths are benign, while larger ones are more likely to be cancerous. Most masses are diagnosed incidentally. If treatment is required, options, include watching and waiting, medication, and surgery. Many masses are discovered incidentally through an X-ray, (CT) scan, (MRI) study, or an ultrasound being done for another procedure A mass of about 1.5 in (4 cm) or less is only about 20 to 30% likely to be cancerous, while those larger than 2.75 in (7 cm) are about 90% likely to be cancerous. A doctor may also take a biopsy of the mass. Renal adenoma is the most common type of benign kidney mass, and is seen as a small growth.. Sometimes they are classified as precancerous, and they are closely monitored for growth. Many doctors choose to surgically remove renal adenomas to prevent them becoming cancerous . ...Read more