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Depends: A thymoma is a malignant tumor of the thymus, and the seriousness depends on details in the pathology report. An ectopic thymus and a hamartoma are both benign, but if the report says "thymoma" then it is probably malignant although not necessarily very serious if completely removed. Discuss with your surgeon! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"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
DYSPLASTIC NEVUS: THIS IS A NEVUS (MOLE) WITH AN ABNORMAL DEVELOPMENT OR GROWTH OF CELLS. THIS SHOULD BE SEEN BY A DERMATOLOGIST WHO WILL DECIDE WHETHER TO EITHER WATCH IT PERIODICALLY OR TO CUT IT OUT -- BIOPSY IT -- UNDER LOCAL ANESTHESIA AND THEN SEND THE SAMPLE TO A SPECIALIZED PATHOLOGIST FOR AN EXAMINATION. ...Read more
Depends on situation: There is a middle ground between the common idea of benign (never harmful) and malignant (always harmful). Conditions like tuberous sclerosis can generate tumors that become destructive because of there location, like in the brain or heart. They don't have to travel there like some cancers, they can just pop up anywhere ; interfere with normal tissue. ...Read more
Yes: All tumors arise from normal pre existing cells that have undergone some form of transformation. Several oncogenes are turned on to present the benign as well as malignant lesion with immortality. In the case of the malignant tumor additional changes allow for matrix metalloproteinase to be produced to dissolve walls of blood vessels for metastasis and convert e-cadherin to small e cad. ...Read more
Yes: Many benign tumors are known to convert to malignancy and are carefully watched and not subject to treatment ie giant cell tumor of bone that is radiated will convert. Benign lipomas as they grow may be found to convert to liposarcoma and Pagets of bone is known to convert to Pagets sarcoma.Thyroid adenomas also have a high rate of conversion. ...Read more
If both benign and malignant tumours are formed by abnormal cell division, what makes malignant tumours cancerous and benign tumours non-cancerous?
Power to invade: Tumors are in fact caused by the accumulation of a series of genetic mutations. If something is going to be cancer, the mutations destabilize the genome and eventually mutations give the ability of the cells to invade and spread as they do early after conception. The idea that tumors are "cells dividing too rapidly" is fundamentally wrong and confusing -- it's the loss of controls. ...Read more
MFH: Malignant fibrous histiocytoma is an umbrella term used to describe a range of more specific sarcomas. Although many of these tumors have unique cytogenetic profiles, they are largely not hereditary. ...Read more
Benign thickening: This would be pathology report for thickened of skin with no underlying pathology. The skin is thickened with changes seen in a wart with no evidence of an underlying wart. Peeling creams such as urea could help. The area could be cosmetically improved by electric planing. Discuss with doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Abundant benign appearing follicular epithelial cells, hemosidering-laden macrophages &colloid present. & scattered micro follicles noted. Favor adenomatoid nodule. What is adenomatoid nodule?
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Have a 2cm follicular neoplasm that is most consistent with hurthle cell adenoma. Is this benign?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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
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