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Mostly sarcomas: While rare, tumors of aorta do occur in both thoracic and abdominal aorta with equal frequency.. Histologically, sarcomas constitute the majority of primary aortic tumors, with the malignant fibrous histiocytoma subtype being most common. They arise in the intima and grow along the intimal surface and into aortic lumen forming polypoid masses but tend to not invade the aortic wall. ...Read more
"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
Pet's effective?Side effects?Docs ran cat-2cmx3cm tumor close2 spine near pul. Vein & aorta area.Cat, eco & pul. Funtion test this wk. All info helpful
Yes - helpfull.: A pet scan uses an injection of radioactive sugar. It will not work if a patients blood sugar above 200. It will be taken up in most malignancies and persists, whereas normal tissue gets rid of it and remains negative on the scan. If your mass in tghe chest is positive, you may need a biopsy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
With doc finding 2x3cm tumor near pul vien, spine, aorta area do I ask for biopsy no matter what they find on pet next week? Had melonoma & cervical b4.
With doc finding 2x3cm tumor near pul vien, spine, aorta area do I ask for biopsy no matter what they find on cat next week? Had melonoma & cervical b4.
Biopsy is reasonable: Based on the information you provided, a biopsy is certainly reasonable. There would be 3 ways you could get a biopsy. One would be an endoscopic ultrasound (eus), another would be a ct-guided biopsy, and the last would be a thorascopic (surgical) biopsy. Check with your oncologist and surgeon to see what is the safest method for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When my gf lays back she can see her aorta pulsing \u0026sometimes it hurts and is hard the pain comes & goes is she ok what could be the problem?
Likely not unusual: It is normal see visible pulsation in young thin built people. Don't worry about it. It should not hurt and the hardness is likely the firm feel of the pulse. Have a doctor check and feel to make sure there is no tumor or mass above the aorta that can suddenly appear as more prominent pulsation with pain and hardness. ...Read more
A tumour, colon, is attached to the aorta what are the treatment options, particularly if the tumour is diagnosed as cancer, but contained?
My friend has had surgery for colon cancer but has been told she possibly has another 5cm tumour attached to the aorta.... can this be removed too?
Probably not: If this is "adenocarcinoma of the colon", then the tumor next to the aorta represents growth outside the wall of the colon, which means it isn't possible to cure this with surgery. However, it is important to confirm that the mass is a recurrence or extension of the primary colon cancer. If so, then radiation and chemotherapy can help, but are not likely to cure the cancer. ...Read more
Can sonogram reveal cancer ? I recently had a sonogram of abdomen. It did not reveal any problems like tumors, etc. But i still feel bad and lost 7 pounds in last 3 days. Could it be that sonogram is just not capable to reveal tumors?
Abd US cancer: 7lb weight loss in 3 days and "feeling bad" are general symptoms that require further evaluation. You should go see your primary care for further evaluation. In general, an abdominal us is a fairly good test to be able to visualize the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, bile ducts, spleen, and abdominal aorta. However, it not commonly used for cancer detection. Ct scan may be complimentary or better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the prognosis of lung cancer? My father has a 3.5 inch mass on passage way of lung by aorta of heart but cancer hasn't spread yet.
Extremely serious: Even in your brief description, you mention 2 worrisome features: size and proximity to the aorta. It's beyond the scope of this forum to speculate on his prognosis, but i think you're aware that your father is in trouble. Talk with his oncologist. There are several types of lung cancer and some are more sensitive to chemotherapy or radiation. Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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