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Neoplasms (Definition)

"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


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Can a pituitary tumor still be present even if blood labs are normal?

Can a pituitary tumor still be present even if blood labs are normal?

May be: If the tumor size is small, it may not give symptoms and lab reports may come normal. It will be picked up MRI brain incidentally. ...Read more

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On cabergoline for pituitary tumor cycles not regulated 2 weeks & counting blood from vagina when i wipe is this normal? What else can cause bleeding?

On cabergoline for pituitary tumor cycles not regulated 2 weeks & counting blood from vagina when i wipe is this normal? What else can cause bleeding?

Unclear: It sounds like you are on Cabergoline to treat a prolactin secreting pituitary tumor. If you have only been on treatment for 2 weeks, that is too early to see normal menstual cycles. The vaginal bleeding is most likely a sign that you are menstruating, but you should see your gynecologist to be sure. ...Read more

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If you have an intradural, extramedullary spinal tumor and pituitary tumor that cannot be biopsied, would it be prudent to run paraneoplastic ab test or any other blood test to rule out cancer?

If you have an intradural, extramedullary spinal tumor and pituitary tumor that cannot be biopsied, would it be prudent to run paraneoplastic ab test or any other blood test to rule out cancer?

It's not for that: The vast majority of cancers don't produce paraneoplastic antibodies that show on labs. If you've been told that a tissue diagnosis cannot be obtained on either of your two tumors, please think about getting a second opinion, though it may be true. Whatever happens, you deserve to be fully educated about your illnesses. ...Read more

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Can a pituitary tumor reoccur?

Can a pituitary tumor reoccur?

Yes: It can recur within a few years. That is why it needs to be followed every year with a MRI after surgery. ...Read more

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How dangerous is a pituitary tumor?

It can be dangerous!: If you have a pituitary tumor you need to make sure you follow up with your physician as directed. Unmonitored and untreated, it can cause a lot of problems. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose a pituitary tumor?

How do you diagnose a pituitary tumor?

MRI: An MRI of the brain is the best way to see and diagnose a pituitary tumor. Most pituitary tumors are benign (not cancerous). ...Read more

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Blood Donation (Definition)

Blood donation is the act of giving ones blood to a blood bank, so that it may be used in the future to help someone else. People with transmissible viral diseases, such as HIV or hepatitis C, are not able to donate blood, as ...Read more