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Can nasal polyps turn cancerous?

Can nasal polyps turn cancerous?

Rare: Inverting pappilomas, which can mimic polyps can turn to cancer. Inflammatory polyps do not tend to turn cancerous. ...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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Are nasal polyps ever cancerous or turn cancerous?

Are nasal polyps ever cancerous or turn cancerous?

Rarely, if ever: Common nasal polyps are usually due to allergy and do not become cancerous. It is possible for a cancer in the nasal cavity to project into the nasal lumen and meet the technical definition of a polyp, albeit very rarely. ...Read more

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Can fibroids turn cancerous?

Can fibroids turn cancerous?

No: Fibroids are extremely common and are not cancers. They do not become cancers. There is a cancer (leiomyosarcoma of the uterus) that can look like a fibroid, but is very rare. ...Read more

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Can fibroids turn into cancer?

Can fibroids turn into cancer?

Rarely: A fibroid is a benign tumor. Rarely it will be associated with a sarcoma. Fibroids do not have to be removed because of concern that it will turn into a cancer. As long as they cause no symptom they may be watched. ...Read more

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Can nasal polyp enlarge the nose?

Can nasal polyp enlarge the nose?

Very unlikely. : The treatement can be nasal steroids to help reduce the size. Allergy treatment can help with preventing recurrence. Decongestants will help with swelling. Nasal surgery may be required. Nasal enlargement is not likely. ...Read more

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How long can a 5mm adenomatous colon polyp take to turn into malignant cancer?

How long can a 5mm adenomatous colon polyp take to turn into malignant cancer?

Very slowly if at al: Colon polyps can change into cancer but usually take a long time(monthst o years).Yet it is a good idea to get it removed before it gets much bigger and there is also some uncertainty as to how long it takes to become cancerous. ...Read more

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Can adenomyosis turn into cancer?

Can adenomyosis turn into cancer?

Rarely: Adenomyosis is mis-placed endometrial lining glands into the wall of the uterus (into the muscle). It is uncommon for these misplaced glands to become malignant, but it does happen. More often, it is the surface glands that undergone malignant transformation, and then grow down and into the areas of adenomyosis. At your age, this would be exceptionally rare. ...Read more

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Nasal polyps can cause nose bleeding?

Nasal polyps can cause nose bleeding?

Rarely: Unlike the normal nasal mucosa, which is rich in blood supply, a nasal polyps is usually poorly vascular and rarely if ever bleeds. If you have nasal polyposis and believe your are bleeding from them, see an ENT doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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Will colonic polyps turn into colon cancer?

Will colonic polyps turn into colon cancer?

It can happen: At the time of detection, most polyps are not cancerous. Hoever, over time polyps can develop pre-cancer changes in the cells which then become early cancer changes and finally fully developed cancer. It is best to strictly follow your gastroenterologists screenig schedules if you already have had polyps and get regular screeinig colonoscopies done. ...Read more

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Can uterine fibroids turn into cancer?

Can uterine fibroids turn into cancer?

No: The medical term for fibroids is leiomyomata. They are benign tumors that arise from smooth muscle cells; they do not become cancerous. The cancerous counterpart is called leiomyosarcoma. The problem is the inability to distinguish between the two without taking them out and looking at the cells under the microscope. Uterine tumors that enlarge quickly should be evaluated and possibly removed. ...Read more

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Can vocal cord nodules or polyps hurt?

Can vocal cord nodules or polyps hurt?

Not usually: Vocal fold nodules or polyps usually arise from voice abuse or voice misuse. They are rarely painful. ...Read more

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Uterine benign miomas can turn malign?

Uterine benign miomas can turn malign?

Uterine leiomyomas: Uterine myomas are most often benign. In very rare incidences in a setting of very rapidly growing myomas the bar of suspicion for malignancy must be raised. ...Read more

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Serous cystadenoma can turn into cancer?

Serous cystadenoma can turn into cancer?

Not usually: Serous cystadenoma (sc) of ovary is a common benign (not cancerous) tumor highly unusual to turn into cancer unless it is classified as serous borderline cystadenoma. Sc may also occur in the pancreas, often in the tail end area. It is also benign but can grow quite large and thus can physically push on other near by structures. If you have trouble, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can fibroadenoma turn into cancer?

Can fibroadenoma turn into cancer?

Very Unlikely: Fibroadenomas are benign tumors of the breast. They are quite common and are not precancerous. Very rarely there have been cases reported where a fibroadenoma has been thought to turn into a tumor called a cystosarcoma phyllodes of the breast which is a very unusual type of breast cancer. ...Read more

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Can vocal cord nodules turn cancerous?

Can vocal cord nodules turn cancerous?

Unlikely: Most nodules are benign but like any growth rarely they can be malignant. Some nodules may be premalignant and over time - especially in smokers - they can become cancerous. ...Read more

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Benign serous cystadenoma on ovary can turn into borderline cancer or frank malignancy?

Benign serous cystadenoma on ovary can turn into borderline cancer or frank  malignancy?

Yes possible: It is possible longstanding cystadenoma some times can transform to malignant cystadenoma , pathologically it is cancer or not a cancer , pathologist will never describe as borderline cancer. ...Read more

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Can colon polyps be easily removed?

Can colon polyps be easily removed?

Yes and No: Removal of colon polyps depend on their size. Smaller polyps with a narrow base can usually be removed easily at the time of colonoscopy. Larger polyps, and those with a broader base cannot be completely removed by colonoscopy at times, and may require colon resection. ...Read more

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Polyp (Definition)

A polyp may occur anyplace on the body, but is most commonly seen in the colon when a colonscopy exam is done. It is a bump or protrusion from the lining of the GI tract and colon, which can can be benign or turn ...Read more


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Nasal Polyps (Definition)

Hypertrophied (enlarged) portions of the lining of your nose or sinuses. They have been associated with sinus infection, allergic rhinitis, or both. The exact cause is still unclear. The treatment can be medical, ...Read more