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Can A Mastoid Tumor Turn Into An Acoustic Neuroma
"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
Metastatic spine CA: The spine is a common site for metastatic cancer to spread. Depending on type and location of cancer, there are many options. Cyberknife can be used to shrink or destroy tumors near the nerves. Radiation therapy can alleviate pain related to mets. Kyphoplasty can help with pain related to fracture from bone destruction. Resection surgery can be done in some cases if life expectancy is reasonable. ...Read more
Can your tell if a tumor in the thecal sac at l-4 is a paraganglioma versus a peripheral nerve sheath tumor by lumbar spine MRI alone?
Obstruction: One possibility is due to "mass effect" where the tumor blocks normal drainage patterns and leads to accumulation of fluids which get infected. The middle ear is right next to the brain so things can spread directly, or sometimes erode through the bone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is radiation for a squameous cell cancer tumor behind eye on optic nerve
next to brain safe or could it cause necrosis of brain. Do I need proton?
Palliative: Retrobulbar optic nerve involvement with metastatic tumor rare. Squamous malignancies are very few in that area. Chemo and RT given have mostly been palliative. Gamma knife therapy might be better than trying proton beam. With RT and chemo results in general have not been that encouraging. ...Read more
Astrocytoma: These are two different tumor types and one does not turn into the other. That would be extremely rare. ...Read more
MRi better: Ct's can miss small brain tumors.Get a more detailed answer ›
Generally yes: Most benign tumors are not capable of spreading an invading distant organs. That being said, there are rare examples of benign tumors that get so big that they can cause major symptoms and medical problems. Thankfully, these are pretty unusual. ...Read more
Possibly: Any mole anywhere can be cancerous. See a dermatologist to check it out. Make sure you wear sun block oceangirl. ...Read more
Can a maligant tumor in postauricular lymph node look like a complex sebaceous cyst in ultrasound?
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