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Cancer Tumor Size
Had lump in upper left side of neck for 3yrs no symptoms until recently, small short headaches. Can this be a cancer tumor? Size changes, not hard.
"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
Male 90, buccal mucosa cancer, tumor size 10 CM x 5 CM x 3 cm. Dementia and angina , one surgeon advise palliative surgery other says hospice? Advise
Tough question: As our family members get older questions on how aggressive do we treat medical issues come up - my family, too. I've found often the easiest way to answer it is to ask, "how would my dad or mom want to handle this?" you often know the patient better than the doctor. Don't make the decision you want but what they would want. Our desires often cloud the issue. There's no right or wrong choice. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If bladder cancer tumor was size of an orange, would u say that more than likely the stage will be a bad stage? Does large tumor mean death? I know weneed pathology report but can u please shed light?
Not easy: To answer. Esophagus cancer can develop over years or months. Prior strictures, chronic irritations and alcohol and tobacco are associated in squamous cancer, and reflux closer linked to reflux and barrett's, but the time course and precursors are not predicable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If a cancer tumor is in the body is it packed with positive cancer cells? Can the same sized tumor later show decreased + cancer cells after chemo?
Is a neurofibroma tumor 2.5 CM in size positive for s100, pgp9.5, NSE, factor XIIIa, CD 34, desmin, and SMA cancer? Negative for CD68.
Certainly : With that large a tumor it could be even a stage 4. The pathology and workup including scans will determine the stage and what options are available to your mother, sorry to hear this. Early detection with colonoscopies can frequently avoid situations like this. When the dust settles be sure you and siblings get regular colonoscopies. ...Read more
I have a knot under my left arm started out the size of a quarter now its the size of a baseball could it be a fatty tumor and is that cancer?
Male 90, inside ckeek there is ulcer but out side a grape size tumor, hard and painless. Are they both relate to same disease? What chance of cancer?
How often does eye cancer require removing the eye? I understand that taking out the eye is the best way to be sure you've gotten all of the eye cancer, but is that always the best options? Are there certain types or sizes of tumors that are likely to res
There : There are many different treatments for eye cancers and eye removal or enucleation is reserved for cases where vision and eye sparing techniques cannot be used successfully. Treatment is based on the cancer type, extent, and vision status of the eye. Additional factors may include whether a patient can tolerate the treatments based on health status. Finally social issues may play a role, i.e. If multiple treatments are offered can a patient successfully go to all the appointments, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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