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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
Overall course.: There are many differences between benign and malignant tumors. A benign tumor is often well differentiated, looks almost normal, and does not spread. A malignant lesion is usually poorly differentiated, ominous looking, and spreads to other sites by blood, lymphatics, and directly. It has a very bad course, and results many times in death unless aggressive treatment is done. ...Read more
It probably can.: There are many times when smoking, often in combination with alcohol, can cause tumors, and make tumors more malignant, like esophageal cancer and lung cancer. Passive, or second-hand smoking, can increase risk of cancers, like lung, breast, and renal. Smoking has been shown to be a promoter of many cancers like lung, anal, and pancreatic. It interferes with apoptosis or death of cancer cells. ...Read more
Nomenclature: Confusing! "benign cancer" is a contradiction in terms, but there are benign tumors (can grow huge but can't invade or spread), and there are cancers (like basal cell of the skin or many bladder cancers) that are slow and pose little short-term danger. There are genetic disease with multiple benign & malignant tumors; otherwise, tumors occur depending on risk factors and dumb luck. ...Read more
Usually benign lump: Women who are breastfeeding may find lumps in their breast and this can be scary. When in doubt always have it checked by your doctor. The vast majority of cases are due to plugged ducts that could lead to an infection like mastitis or even an abscess. Proper nutrition, hygiene, hydration and rest helps prevent plugging of milk ducts. http://www.pregnancy-info.net/breast-lumps-while-breastfeeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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What can eradicate a benign cancer that exists in the spine? without chemo?
This is far more: than can be answered in 400 characters or less. Please ask specific questions that only cover one topic. Take care. ...Read more
From what age should women have mammogram every 2 yrs instead of 1 yr?A 52 yrs old woman with benign(non cancer)findings sh. have mam. every 1or2 yrs?
No such thing: Cancer by definition can't be benign but the most common skin cancers (basal cell and squamous cell) have a very indolent behavior and are easily cured with surgery so that's probably what you have. Alternatively, you may have a benign skin tumor (not cancer). Either way, your chances of cure are excellent. Best to you. ...Read more
Doc i just want to know if it's fatal or can be cured benign (not cancer) my letter from guam radiology stating that i need to call them for more eval?
Can't tell: Your situation requires evaluation by doctors who can examine you, your radiographs, and your medical tests. Trying to get a second opinion over the internet regarding this type of health problem is not possible. I suggest you follow the directions and go for further testing. All the best... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swollen l suprclav node for 3mo. Ultrasound shows it to be1.5cm. Dr says its benign. No breast cancer. What now?!
1.5 cm and benign?: Normally, any lymph node greater than 1 cm in the neck is considered suspicious. If it has not grown in three months, that is somewhat reassuring. If it shows any more growth, i would certainly biopsy it. If you biopsied it now, there is probably over a 90% chance that your doctor is right. Weight loss, night sweats, unexplained fevers, sore throat, difficulty swallowing or hoarseness? ...Read more
Large non mass asymetric enhancement of palpable area
both nipple reddish with yellow crust
image biopsy benign tissue
I do not know: But a recommendation would be to see a breast specialist to assure you get a second opinion and know then that you definitively do not have a more serious issue. ...Read more
Finally got my CT scan report. It says calcified left hilar lymph nodes and calcified left lower lobe granuloma. History of oral cancer. Benign?
"Granuloma": The airways are a common portal of entry of organisms that can cause an inflammatory reaction we call granulomatous. As these age, they become more scar-like and occasionally will calcify. An infectious site from the lung can sometimes seed lymh nodes in the mediastinum and then calcify as well. While tumors sometimes also calcify the radiologic pattern is usually different. So good news 4u ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In association with: Calcifications could be in association with cancer. Calcifications can not turn into cancer themself. Calcifications- deposition of calcium oxalate, for example. Calcifications are not benign and not malignant. They can be present in association with benign or malignant tissue, for example in breast tissue. Because calcifications are seen on ultrasound, biopsy can be performed. ...Read more
I have a small round legion under my tongue, ita been there for a little bit and its hard in texture. I cant tell if its cancer or benign ?
How could biopsy for endometrial cancer be benign and then ten months later show cancwr? First one was wrong maybe?
Can't: for the most part, prostate cancer has no real symptoms. Many people with benign enlargement of the prostate develop prostate cancer and many people without enlargement of the prostate also develop prostate cancer. your best defense is to see a urologist and have annual examination and PSA screening. ...Read more
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