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Can benign ovarian cyst turn into cancer?

Can benign ovarian cyst turn into cancer?

No: I qualify that saying anything possible in medicine. Benign means just that. There are pre cancerous lesions so one has to be careful when telling a pt something is benign. If your doc is careful he will never say benign if there is some even remote possibility of cancer later. That is the way i practiced anyway. I hope whoever said that to you is careful!. Always be vigilant watching it! ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


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Can epidemoid cyst turn in to cancer over time?

Can  epidemoid cyst turn in to cancer over time?

Very unlikely: Nothing is impossible but epidermoid cysts usually do not turn into cancer. However that does mean that the cysts are harmless. A cyst can keep growing and press on the adjacent structures. The cyst may rupture and local inflammatory reaction. It would be prudent to have it removed. ...Read more

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What is partubal cyst can turn into cancer?

What is partubal cyst can turn into cancer?

Not likely: If you mean paratubal cyst, these are not likely to become malignant. However any cyst in or near the ovary needs to be investigated and may be removed as that is the only certain way to know that a given cyst is not malignant. Ovarian cancers can present as cystic structures. ...Read more

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Benign overian cyst can turn into cancer?

Benign overian cyst can turn into cancer?

Not likely: Do you know that the cyst is benign? It not possible to know that without removing the cyst and having it examined by a pathologist. Benign and malignant cysts may look the same on imaging. Bening cysts do not turn into malignant ones, and certainly not once those are removed. ...Read more

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Benign ovarian cyst can turn into cancer?

Benign ovarian cyst can turn into cancer?

Not likely: Do you know that the cyst is benign? It not possible to know that without removing the cyst and having it examined by a pathologist. Benign and malignant cysts may look the same on imaging. Bening cysts do not turn into malignant ones, and certainly not once those are removed. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of cyst or cancer?

What are symptoms of cyst or cancer?

Nothing clearcut: Both conditions can be painless or cause some discomfort or pain. It is hard to tell the difference as they can both produce a lump/mass. Only ultrasound or other imaging tests can make the distinction between a cyst and a solid mass. So go seek medical advice from your doctor who can guide you further. ...Read more

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What's the difference between cancer and cyst?

What's the difference between cancer and cyst?

Two separate things: Cancer is a group of cells that grow abnormally and have the potential to spread to other organs (metastasize). A cyst is just an abnormal fluid filled cavity. Some cancers can have a component of cyst but not all do and some cysts can be cancerous but most are not. It's like comparing blue cars with Fords. Some Fords are blue, but not all. Some blue cars are Ford but not all. ...Read more

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Chocolate cyst turn to cancer at the age of 38?

Chocolate cyst turn to cancer at the age of 38?

Very unlikely: The "chocolate" endometriosis cysts have very little malignant potential. They may be troublesome for other reasons. Ask about all your options. Best wishes. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more