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Cancerous Tumor On Back Of Head
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
Depends: Size and location of the tumor have a lot to do with delineating the symptoms. The frontal lobe has a few different functions. Among them; speech, personality deficits and/or motor problems on the right side of the body can result. ...Read more
See Dermatologist: A hard bump in the head could in fact be one a several things such as: lipoma, benign cysts, foreign body granuloma, Various bony/soft tissue tumors, or even infectious processes. The best way to rule out a malignancy/cancer is to see a dermatologist. He/she will do an exam and determine whether or not a biopsy is recommended. Since you are very anxious, it is best to schedule an appointment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely: Brain tumor is the last thing you need to think about as they are uncommon. Let us think of common things first! in a 20 year old, serious illnesses are extremely rare. Yet if this symptom persists, or it gets worse beyond 2 to 3 weeks, you should get a medical check up. Your doctor can find out if there is anything wrong with your health/ may check your blood as you might be anemic, so a CBC migh. ...Read more
Need to see it: Common cysts of the scalp are easily felt as freely-movable, smooth-surfaced masses and may be kept or excised as seems best to you, with your physician's approval. An old bump can leave a harmless fibrous scar where the bruise was. A cancer here is uncommon, but a new mass or ulcer that is growing anywhere is worrisome. ...Read more
Can a thyroid lump present on the side of your neck? One appeared and family history of benign tumors on thyroid
In Mets: The thyroid gland is a midline neck structure sitting on the larynx or Adams Apple. When on swallows the thyroid gland moves up so that any pathology noted is known to become elevated higher in the midline neck. If the mass you are palpating in the side of the neck region does not move as noted, think of metastatic nodal pathology which must be evaluated. Neck scan and bx necessary. ...Read more
Maybe: The lumps you describe might be enlarged lymph nodes. Knowing what causes their enlargement depends on more history: how long have they been enlarged, have you had a cancer of the head and neck, etc. It could be from an infection, but it might also be cancer, especially if you already have a cancer diagnosis. See your doctor. ...Read more
Meningiomas tumors does the lump show up on the outside of the skull? I have a lump on the back of my neck right where the skull and neck meet in the dip. On the left side. It's noticed by touch
You don't have: Meningioma , a benign tumor is intra-cranial ( in side the skull ) originates from lining membrane of skull not brain itself so you can not feel it . What you are feeling is a fatty benign tumor - lipoma , common at that location , show to your doctor . ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes: Depending on the location in the head. 2 cm is significant size tumor. Your need immediate diagnosis and treatment ...Read more
Large mass on the inside of the thigh recently biopsy that came back malignant. What type of cancer is likely?
Any kind: I would guess sarcoma, melanoma, or any other soft tissue or skin malignancy. That said, it could be anything starting in the area or metastatic to the skin/subcutaneous tissue or to a local lymph node from somewhere else. Please wait for the final diagnosis to be made and make sure you see a specialist with expertise in the field. I truly wish you the best. Fight well and God bless. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
MRI was taking of Large fatty mass in back of shoulder, came back as lipoma. can lipoma turn into liposarcoma?
Would an Arachnoid cyst on the back of my son's brain be the reason the top of his head is a cone shape?
Unrelated: Head shape is unrelated to arachnoid cyst. Skull shape is created by sutures between cranial bones. Premature closure of metopic suture- in forehead area can create a cone or triangular shaped head. More about arachnoid cysts https://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/arachnoid-cysts/ More about skull shape craniosynostosis http://www.childrenshospital.org/conditions-and-treatments/conditions/metopic-synostosis-trigonocephaly ...Read more
Too complex: and variable to answer on the internet, check with your medical team for an exact answer. ...Read more
Bumps appearing on back of head. First on mastoid (firm and non-painful, grows when agitated). Second on occipital (firm and painful).
Lumps/nodes: These sound like lymph nodes which can occur at these sites behind the ears or at the base of the neck. Often it may be related to a scalp condition (skin infection, sores) if there are no other signs of these in your lower neck areas. Hair products, dyes, ?tattoos are other considerations possibly causing this swelling. F/U with MD if not resolving over a few weeks. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Lumps anywhere are either benign or cancerous. Benign lumps in neck are frequently caused by infections in the throat which are common(colds and coughs due to viruses). But cancer can affect the neck lymph nodes or any other organs like thyroid or inside the mouth, which can show up as an enlarged neck nodes. You need to think cancer when the lump is painless and is continuing to grow for >3-4 wk. ...Read more
"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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