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Can Dermoid Cysts Be Cancerous
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
Have cysts that are dermoid cysts in ovaries, what are the dangers of these cysts and can they become cancerous and how do they develop?
How can a radiologist tell the difference between a dermoid cyst and ovarian cancer on an ultrasound?
He is usually able: To tell the differenceGet a more detailed answer ›
Total hysterectomy at 32 for bilateral dermoid cysts. On estradiol HRT. Told its safe and no breast cancer risk with estrogen only? Is this true?
I would agree: Your surgeon ie breast surgeon ,if you had one may not agree.I would say that at this point in your life the benefits outweigh the risks,especially if you don't have a breAst cancer history in your family.The problem with having surgical menopause at such a young age , is genitourinary atrophy and bone loss.It also affects libido ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 9 mo old has a lump near temple since birth dr finally agreed to order u/s; dr thinks it is a dermoid cyst. Should MRI or CT be done to rule out tumor and cancer?
Follow your heart: A knot present since birth is not going to be a cancer and a dermoid is considered a benign tumor. A MRI or ct are not going to give you more data than you have already. You would get more info from having a piece of the cyst removed and studied. This can sometimes be approached from behind a hairline or through the brow. Your doc can suggest a good cosmetic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My gynecologist confirmed by ultrasound I have a dermoid cyst. He said because it's bigger than 5cm he needs to remove it. Is this normal? I'm worried it's cancerous although he said it was benign and "didn't look bad." Just nervous!
Surgery is correct: Dermoid cysts are removed as a general rule if >5cm. They are internal growths that form during embryonic development and can contain skin-like tissue and fat; and maybe even bone, hair and nail. They are not cancer, per say, but they are removed because of the potential for becoming infected and the potential for becoming cancer later. Your gynecologist is right to reassure you,and to remove it ...Read more
See gynecologist : A dermoid cyst often does not cause pain but may need go be removed to rule out malignancy. Benign cysts are often painful, at least intermittently. You should be evaluated by a gynecologist and have a through evaluation and possible exploration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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