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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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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


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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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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

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I have a bumb on the top of my rib cage i think its a cyst. How do I get rid of it and can it turn into cancer?

I have a bumb on the top of my rib cage i think its a cyst. How do I get rid of it and can it turn into cancer?

Need more info: Can't really tell where it is or what it is from your description. You need to be examined to be properly evaluated. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

An uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion and metastases is what cancer is defined as. It produced abnormal growth of cells which acquire destructive properties causing serious threat to host's life, unless it can be removed or destroyed by ...Read more