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Describe the features of a benign neoplasm.?

Describe the features of a benign neoplasm.?

Varies: Benign = non-cancer. Neoplasm = tumor or mass. So, the features of a non-cancerous mass depend on what it is -- that is what cell it is derived from, location, etc. ...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


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How do dysplasia and benign neoplasm differ?

How do dysplasia and benign neoplasm differ?

Pre-cancer: Dysplasia = pre-cancer. Benign (=non-cancer) neoplasm (=growth or "tumor"). I don't like the word "tumor" because even though it may be benign it is confusing to many people. ...Read more

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What does benign neoplasm kidney mean? Does it have to come out? Will it take over my kidney?

What does benign neoplasm kidney mean? Does it have to come out? Will it take over my kidney?

Non-cancerous growth: Benign means non-cancerous, and neoplasm means new growth. So you have a growth on your kidney that is not cancerous. If this was diagnosed by an imaging test (cat scan), you might need a biopsy in the future. You might need follow-up scans. But a benign neoplasm does not need to come out, unless it grows over time. And no, it won't take over your kidney! (now hopefully you can sleep tonight!). ...Read more

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Benign neoplasm can happen to you anywhere?

Benign neoplasm can happen to you anywhere?

Yep! They can!: Benign neoplasms are non-cancerous growths. They can show up anywhere, kind of like moles. We tend to get more of them as we age. Usually they don't cause problems, unless they are big and pressing on something important (like your brain). It's a fancy word for a lump or bump that's not cancer. ...Read more

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What does benign neoplasm of colon mean?

What does benign neoplasm of colon mean?

Usually not cancer: It means you have an abnormal growth of cells in your large intestines, but this abnormal growth is not cancer and will not spread to other part of your body. ...Read more

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What does benign neoplasm of colon mean?

What does benign neoplasm of colon mean?

It means that: It is not malignant, or cancerous. Benign neoplasms could still cause problems, such as bleeding, obstruction, or perforation, so consult with GI specialist for specific advice. ...Read more

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What does benign neoplasm of scap and skin of neck means? Had them frozen

What does benign neoplasm of scap and skin of neck means? Had them frozen

Skin tumors: Many are benign- non-malignant thus not cancer.

Papillomas, hemangiomas, lipomas, fibromas, keratosis are all benign skin things!

cancers include melanoma, squamous, basal cell --most from overexposure to sunlight tanning etc. ...Read more

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How are carcinoma in situ and benign neoplasm different?

Good question: And difficult to tell sometimes. The most straightforward way to put it is that a benign neoplasm will never turn into an invasive malignancy within your lifetime. Cis will eventually turn into one. But, because we don't live forever, cis might not turn into a malignancy during one's lifetime anyway. Pathologists can usually, but not always, tell the difference by microscopic cell exam. ...Read more

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What are the chances that a "soft tissue benign neoplasm" on my pinky finger will grow big enough to cause my pinky finger to be dysfunctional?

What are the chances that a "soft tissue benign neoplasm" on my pinky finger will grow big enough to cause my pinky finger to be dysfunctional?

Up to you: Chance is small as you would notice it and would go to seek for medical attention if you start having more problem with it. It is in your finger so it is easily to be seen. ...Read more

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My sister had a benign neoplasm of the thyroid. Is it possible that benign neoplasms run in the family?

My sister had a benign neoplasm of the thyroid. Is it possible that benign neoplasms run in the family?

Yes, possible: Hi. The genetics of benign thyroid adenomas is not understood. More is known about genes associated with thyroid malignancies, and there are a multitude of genes that can be associated with the cancers. But like any phenotype (benign adenoma, in this case), the phenotype is a result of interaction between genes and environmental factors. So yes, it's possible (but not probable in my experience). ...Read more

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What does it mean if I had a 4mm sessile benign neoplasm of the cecum? Does this raise my risk of colon cancer? Does location matter? I'm only 42!

What does it mean if I had a 4mm sessile benign neoplasm of the cecum? Does this raise my risk of colon cancer? Does location matter? I'm only 42!

Cecal neoplasm: What is the histology? Lipoma, mucocele, carcinoid. In general though individuals with lesions due have a higher propensity for cancer. You likely will need continued surveillance colonoscopy with evaluation of the cecum. The tumor that was identified was small and surveillance/monitoring will detect lesions before cancer occurs. F/u/ w/ gastroenterologist ...Read more

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What are the harmful effects from small benign neoplasms?

What are the harmful effects from small benign neoplasms?

Depends on location.: Even benign tumors (those with no potential to spread) can cause serious problems. The side-effects are related to where the tumor is located. A small benign tumor in the brain can have significant effects; a small tumor on the vocal cords can effect the voice, etc. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Benign neoplasms?

What is the definition or description of: Benign neoplasms?

Ying and Yang.: A group of "new" growth cells that grow independently from normal tissue cells that are surrounding them. Benign neoplasms are typically slow growing, encapsulated and well differentiated. Benign neoplasms do not exhibit the classic signs that malignant neoplasms do, namely invasiveness, metastasis and poor cellular differentiation. ...Read more

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What distinguishes cancer cells from the cells of benign neoplasms?

What distinguishes cancer cells from the cells of benign neoplasms?

Disordered growth: Benign tumors grow locally and do not spread. Under the microscope, the cells look like the gland they are from and they are not invading. Cancer cells have disordered growth, frequently do not look like the originating gland and show invasion. ...Read more

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Which distinguishes cancer cells from the cells of benign neoplasms?

Which distinguishes cancer cells from the cells of benign neoplasms?

Genome destabilized: The key to cancer is that enough mutations have accumulated to render the genome itself unstable. Eventually a clone will acquire the ability to invade and spread. We can pick this up using molecular biology techniques. They also look different, but it takes a pathologist several years to learn to tell all the subtleties. ...Read more

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What is "begnign neoplasm; thrombosed vein"?

What is "begnign neoplasm; thrombosed vein"?

Very different: Benign neoplasm is the term used for tumors that usually do not spread or kill the patient.
Thrombosed vein is one in which the blood has clotted rather than being liquid. The clot can break, travel in the blood and obstruct blood flow in the lung. ...Read more

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Is a vestibule nasal neoplasm normally benign?

Is a vestibule nasal neoplasm normally benign?

Unsure: Please feel free to consult me for a complete answer. If you could provide me with a copy of the pathology report I can review it and discuss with you over a virtual consult. If needed, you can send me the slides for a formal consultation. Sorry but I can't further answer without further details. ...Read more

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I was wondering if thyroidectomy the only way to determine if a papillary lesion / follicular neoplasm is benign or malignant?

I was wondering if thyroidectomy the only way to determine if a papillary lesion / follicular neoplasm is benign or malignant?

No/Yes: Papillary cancers can usually be diagnosed by fine needle aspiration biopsy (fnab) preoperatively. In contrast, the distinction between a benign and malignant follicular neoplasm can only be determined by removing the thyroid lobe that contains the nodule. In these situations, the pathologist is looking for cellular invasion into blood vessels or the capsule of thyroid: this cannot be seen by fnab. ...Read more

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My 2 consectv fnac report reveal follicular neoplasm with microfollicular pattern, with anisonuecleosis, no colloid. Is it benign or malignant?

My 2 consectv fnac report reveal follicular neoplasm with microfollicular pattern, with anisonuecleosis, no colloid. Is it benign or malignant?

Follicular lesions: FNA cannot differentiate between benign and malignant follicular lesions. Evidence of capsular or lymph/vascular invasion are necessary to diagnose follicular carcinoma. FNA can help determine if surgery is needed to further classify a lesion, or if a "wait and watch" approach is warranted. For definitive diagnosis, the nodule has to be removed and examined by a pathologist. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What does a radiologist mean by "benign or malignant neoplasm" of the liver? Hemangiomas have been ruled out.

What does a radiologist mean by "benign or malignant neoplasm" of the liver? Hemangiomas have been ruled out.

We are not sure: Sometimes imaging can be 100% accurate in diagnosing a liver lesion simply based on its appearance. However, this is not always the case. Some lesions have a non-specific appearance and may need further work up to diagnose. That work up may include more imaging, biopsy, or just continued surveillance (if we think the lesion is most likely benign). ...Read more

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I have had 4 fna biopsies to show follicular neoplasm, however my molecular test shows 98% benign. My doctor wants to still do the tt or partial. I'm curious if molecular tests are accurate? My cortisol saliva tests shows dropping off, insulin 34 h?

I have had 4 fna biopsies to show follicular neoplasm, however my molecular test shows 98% benign. My doctor wants to still do the tt or partial. I'm curious if molecular tests are accurate? My cortisol saliva tests shows dropping off, insulin 34 h?

Second opinion: Not sure if you are mentioning fine needle aspiration of the thyroid gland?
If so John Hopkins in number 1 in US for ENT as ranked in US News and World report.
Consider a second opinion with them if it is your thyroid. If not clarify question and resubmit. ...Read more

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What tissue is neoplasm most aggressive in?

It can be in any: Neoplastic changes can be very aggressive in any tisue, but the most common agressive solid tumors originate in epithelial and glial (neuro) tissues. ...Read more

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In which tissue is neoplasm most aggressive?

In which tissue is neoplasm most aggressive?

Pancreas: While it takes 15+ years to develop an infiltrating pancreas cancer, at diagnosis only 10% of patients are operable. For those that have a surgical resection with no evidence of metastasis or spread to nodes only 10% survive at the 1-2 year period post surgery. ...Read more

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What does non specificied neoplasm on the scalp mean?

What does non specificied neoplasm on the scalp mean?

Ask your doctor: The doctor who removed this tumor can address this matter better. But it seems like there is a neoplasm (=cancer) located in the scalp but they are not sure what type of cancer it is, yet. Further testing might help to locate the type of cancer/ neoplasm that you have. You need to see an oncologist to get further guidance. ...Read more

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Fnac report follicular neoplasm. Is it ok if I postponed my surgery for 4 months?

Fnac report follicular neoplasm. Is it ok if I postponed my surgery for 4 months?

BAD idea: Forgive my frankess. I hope this is benign as most of these are. But if this is follicular carcinoma, you're inviting it to spread to your lungs, which will make a cure impossible. Do you want to die? ...Read more

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My dr never told me I had neoplasm of uncertain behavior of the ovaries. Should I be concerned?

My dr never told me I had neoplasm of uncertain behavior of the ovaries. Should I be concerned?

Very unrevealing: This actually sounds like the description of a billing code rather than a true diagnosis. It could be used to describe literally anything involving the ovary. If there was no discussion at all with your doctor regarding your ovaries, it would be reasonable to ask what this refers to. ...Read more

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What's is resection of left deep neck neoplasm?

What's is resection of left deep neck neoplasm?

Mostly nodes: The majority of tumors in the neck represent metastatic nodal disease from the oral cavity, larynx, pharynx and thyroid. Deep neck neoplasms would represent for the most part, metastatic lesions to nodes of the neck and not thyroid neoplasms. ...Read more

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Are neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin always cancer?

Are neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin always cancer?

Usually not: Most skin pathologists will use that term when something is close to, but not definitely, a skin cancer. The final diagnosis may depend on whether any more tissue needs to be biopsied. ...Read more

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What is the difference between neoplasm, adenoma, and carcinoma?

What is the difference between neoplasm, adenoma, and carcinoma?

Different tumors: Neoplasm = new growth. Neoplasms can be benign or malignant. An adenoma is a benign neoplasm. A carcinoma is a malignant neoplasm. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is: neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin? Is it usually mean cancer?

What is: neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin? Is it usually mean cancer?

Not really: The term "neoplasm of uncertain behavior" refers to a specific pathologic diagnosis. It represents a lesion of skin whose behavior cannot be predicted. Currently it is considered a benign lesion but one that over time could undergo malignant transformation Such lesions include congenital giant pigmented nevus, dysplastic nevus and nevus sebaceous of Jadassohn. ...Read more

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What is malignant neoplasm; is it a special type of cancer; is it a bad cancer?

What is malignant neoplasm; is it a special type of cancer; is it a bad cancer?

Agree w/Dr Contreras: Malignant neoplasm means that something's a cancerous tumor. The're many different types of cancer ex:skin, colon, kidney, etc. Prognosis, or how treatable something is, depends on size, type, pathological features, staging of the cancer. Hope you or loved one do well, as the word "cancer" strikes fear in people, but know that many types of cancer are now very treatable. Positive attitude/faith help prognosis. ...Read more

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How can you treat superior orbital fissure syndrome when the etiology is a neoplasm?

How can you treat superior orbital fissure syndrome when the etiology is a neoplasm?

Treat the neoplasm: You need to know the nature of the neoplasm (a generic name saying it is likely cancer but you need to know what kind of cancer it might be). There is a specific treatment for each type of cancer. It can be either surgery or radiotherapy or sometimes it is chemotherapy. It all depends on the histologic diagnosis which requires doing a biopsy. ...Read more

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Would a neoplasm on the lower portion of the tonsil be evident during a stroboscopy?

Would a neoplasm on the lower portion of the tonsil be evident during a stroboscopy?

Yes: Stroboscopy is examination in which a strobe light is combined with rigid or flexible laryngoscopy, allowing an examination of vocal fold vibration and vocal fold. ..On opening the mouth to insert a rigid scope one is in direct visualization with the tonsils which are in the oropharynx. The scoping is part of examining the oropharynx and larynx to define how the cords are functioning. ...Read more

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What is this? The histo show feature of mucinous neoplasm of apendix. Proximal margin show mucinous material w/c predispose pt to low risk of recurence

What is this? The histo show feature of mucinous neoplasm of apendix. Proximal margin show mucinous material w/c predispose pt to low risk of recurence

Back to surgeon: Not sure answer loaded. Sounds like you are looking at a pathology report. Go back to the surgeon. If they are not helpful, ask the pathologist. If you still have questions ask your primary MD or an oncologist. You MAY have something unusual here. Be well ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: neoplasm?

What is the definition or description of: neoplasm?

Neoplasm: A neoplasm is a mass produced by the abnormal growth of tissue. Neoplasms can be benign or malignant. Both types of neoplasms can be serious depending on where they are located. Benign neoplasms in a confined space (such as the brain in the skull) can produce serious consequences. Obviously malignant neoplasms can also be very serious. ...Read more

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Benign Neoplasms (Definition)

A group of "new" growth cells that grow independently from normal tissue cells that are surrounding them. Benign neoplasms are typically slow growing, encapsulated and well differentiated. Benign neoplasms do not exhibit the classic signs that malignant neoplasms do, namely invasiveness, metastasis ...Read more


Choroid (Definition)

The choroid is a vascular layer behind the retina critical in supplying nutrients and maintainance for the retina which overlies it. There is also a layer of the brain, the choroid plexus, which has ...Read more