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Doctor insights on: Can Ganglion Cysts Be Cancerous

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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 breast cysts be malignant?

Can breast cysts be malignant?

Usually not: Cysts are not known to turn into cancer and do not always need treating once the diagnosis has been confirmed. Where treatment is needed, it typically involves draining the fluid from the cyst. http://patient.info/health/breast-lumps ...Read more

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Can mural nodules in ovarian cyst be benign?

Can mural nodules in ovarian cyst be benign?

Can be benign: Ovarian cystic mural noduls could be benign - fibroadenomas, could have borderline potential and can be malignant. Carefull pathologic/ microscopic evaluation needed.Eva. ...Read more

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Can an ovarian cyst dissolve and be cancerous?

Can an ovarian cyst dissolve and be cancerous?

I do not understand: I do not understand what you mean from a cyst getting dissoved!. Yes the cyst can have cancer in it if it is big enough and is multilocular, with internal growth. A ct scan or ultrasound of the ovaries can help to make adistinction between benign versus maligmant ovarian cysts. ...Read more

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Can sebaceous cyst be cancerous or a tumor ?

Can sebaceous cyst be cancerous or a tumor ?

Why do you ask?: Cancer very rarely arises in these. If you have one that you would like removed, go ahead and it won't be a source of further worry. ...Read more

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Can an epididymal cyst turn cancerous?

Can an epididymal cyst turn cancerous?

Epididymal cyst: Epididymal cyst is a benign cyst and does not turn into cancer. It might grow though and in that case it might cause some testicualr discomfort. Regular exams ( twice a year) is the way to follow it up. ...Read more

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Can a ganglion cyst be removed arthroscopically?

Can a ganglion cyst be removed arthroscopically?

Yes: It depends on the site, but a skilled arthroscopist is typically well-trained in arthroscopic ganglion cyst excision. Complete excision is more important than technique, and obviously a complete open excision would be more ideal than an incomplete arthroscopic excision. A benefit of the arthroscopic approach is that the surgeon can "see" the stalk, which is paramount to minimize recurrence. ...Read more

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Can a dermoid cyst become cancerous if not removed?

Can a dermoid cyst become cancerous if not removed?

Yes but rare: Majority of dermoid cysts of ovary are benign , 1% - 2% of the can transform to malignancy usually squamous cell type. ...Read more

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Would it be possible that a benign cyst be painful or are just cancerous cysts painful?

Would it be possible that a benign cyst be painful or are just cancerous cysts painful?

Yes and no: Benign cysts can definitely be painful, and cancerous cyst are not necessarily painful. Good luck. ...Read more

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Should a benign nabothian cyst be removed?

No: Very rarely will a nabothian cyst be of concern that it will require excision. ...Read more

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Can multiple nodules be cancerous?

Can multiple nodules be cancerous?

It depends: Where they are and your clinical history. Please provide additional information. ...Read more

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Can fibroids be cancerous?

Not usually: Fibroids by definition are benign. Yet a pathology examination is the only way to be 100% certain. On rare occasions a cancerous component(sarcoma can be hiding in what looks like a fibroid on clinical and radiologic examination. Pathology is the best way to know. ...Read more

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How are ganglion cysts removed?

How are ganglion cysts removed?

They can be: Aspirated - removal of contents by extracting with a needle poked into it. (under local anesthesia.) or they can be surgically excised. ...Read more

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Can ganglion cyst get bigger?

Can ganglion cyst get bigger?

Yes: Ganglion cysts can get larger. Please see your doctor for evaluation and treatment options. ...Read more

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Overian cyst with papillary excrescence can be cancer?

Overian cyst with papillary excrescence can be cancer?

Not Cancer: If pathologist does not use the word cancer it is not cancer , if it is then called papillary cyst adeno carcinoma , it is benign papillary cystadenoma ...Read more

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Can liver cyst be carcinoid?

Can liver cyst be carcinoid?

No, Not really: But the shadows of the liver cysts can be confused with tumor metastases in the liver. However follow up tests and other imaging tests like ultrasound or MRI of the liver can easily make a distinction between the cysts versus the tumors like carcinoid tumors. ...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


Ganglion (Definition)

Commonly associated with trauma or arthritis the joint capsule becomes stretched. As the body produces additional synovial fluid to lubricate the joint the loosened joint capsule stretches and fills with fluid...The gnaglion. As the body produces more or less the size of the ganglion will fluctuate. Best ...Read more