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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

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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Iam 32 i Removed half the thyroid gland because of a benign tumor 5yr fulicullar neoplasm now, I feeling the pulse in the throat when you lay hands?

 Iam 32 i Removed half the thyroid gland because of a benign tumor 5yr fulicullar neoplasm  now, I feeling the pulse in the throat when you lay hands?

Total thyroid: The lesion that you had removed 5yrs ago probable adenoma for which a new lesion developed in remaining gland. Bilat recur nerve dissection, attempt to save remaining parathyroids and completion of thyroidectomy needed following which RAI used. At your age high cure rate with total gland removal. ...Read more

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Should I consider surgery to removed Thyroid Gland with nodule(4.30cm×6.06cm×5.75cm)+ others not as big.w/several cystic areas?Non benign/cont.growth

Thyroid nodules: This is a large nodule. What is meant by "non benign"? Has it been biopsied? Presumably this is "cold" on RAI scan and you are not hyperthyroid. There are many factors; talk to your endocrinologist. The main reasons for surgery would be 1. suspicion of cancer, 2. large nodule causing trouble swallowing/breathing. Surgery should be by an experienced thyroid surgeon (not just anyone). ...Read more

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Can parathyroid tumors/masses appear on US to be on/attached/contiguous w/the thyroid gland? How large can parathyroid masses grow? Are they benign?

Can parathyroid tumors/masses appear on US to be on/attached/contiguous w/the thyroid gland?  How large can parathyroid masses grow?  Are they benign?

Parathyroid glands: ...are located on the back of the thyroid gland. ("Parathyroid" literally means next to the thyroid) They are usually benign, but often secrete parathyroid hormone. This can symptoms from very high blood calcium levels, often before the gland is noticeably enlarged. ...Read more

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I take 125mg levo due to partial surgery, can I take a drop of iodine daily as well? (Had partial of thyroid gland removed/benign tumor 35yrs ago.

I take 125mg  levo due to partial surgery, can I take a drop of iodine daily as well? (Had partial of thyroid gland removed/benign tumor 35yrs ago.

No need to: Iodine will not have any effect on your thyroid level. If your level is low you better off titrate up the Levothyroxine dose to get the TSH to the ideal level of 0.3-3.0 mIU/ML. ...Read more

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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

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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 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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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

Thyroid Gland (Definition)

It is an endocrine gland which produces thyroxin hormone which controls the metabolism in every cell in the body.It produces 80 to 90%t4 and 10 to 20 %t3. These control rate of metabolism and affect the growth and rate of functions of many cells in the body it is ...Read more


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Benign Neoplasms (Definition)

Neoplasms means new growths and is the medical term for tumors, benign ones mean they are harmless in that they typically do not spread throughout the body and cause death. They may, however, grow considerably and start causing ...Read more