Top
30
Doctor insights on: Cancerous Tumor On Back Of Head

Share
1

1
Bump/back of head/lower left side. NOT cyst or tumor. MRI shows nothing in that spot. At times it causes a tremendous amount of pain. Any advice, info, or recommendation is much appreciated. Have had it for about 5 yrs.

Bump/back of head/lower left side. NOT cyst or tumor. MRI shows nothing in that spot. At times it causes a tremendous amount of pain. Any advice, info, or recommendation is much appreciated. Have had it for about 5 yrs.

Sebaceous cyst: In that area it is most likely a sebaceous cyst. It is just a collection of retained sebum - a skin oil produced by sebaceous glands. This gland is in the shaft of the hair and keeps the hair nice and shiny. It can be electively excised. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
4,351 Doctors shared insights

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


2

2
Recently I'm Starting to get sharp headache I'm back of head, happens occasionally and goes away in seconds.. I'm 24. Brain tumor?

Recently I'm Starting to get sharp headache I'm back of head, happens occasionally and goes away in seconds.. I'm 24. Brain tumor?

Brain tumor symptoms: Headaches in a 20-30 year old can be due to many things, migraine, stress, trauma, infection, inflammation and yes, although less common, tumors are also a possibility. Best to consult your doctor if symptoms persist. ...Read more

3

3
Have pain in my shoulder, when I press it radiates to my head. Having dull headaches in back of head...Brain tumor?

Have pain in my shoulder, when I press it radiates to my head. Having dull headaches in back of head...Brain tumor?

Muscle aches&brainCA: Most individuals in your age group would most likely have knotted up shoulder and neck muscles which will radiate to your head and give you regular headaches. Brain cancer usually causes balance changes, am headaches, nausea, seizures, focal neurological changes. You really need to massage your neck and shoulders on a regular basis and try to relax with deep breathing. ...Read more

9

9
History - oesphoegal cancer (remission) now have persistant wet cough (6 months), severe back pain and recent lump developed on back of head.?

History - oesphoegal cancer (remission) now have persistant wet cough (6 months), severe back pain and recent lump developed on back of head.?

With this history: One should first rule out that there is not any recurrent carcinoma in terms of a spread or metastasis that could be related to either or both symptoms. You need to see the oncologist or your doctor now.. ...Read more

11

11
My head has been hurting in one spot on the right side of my head for 4 days. Is it a brain tumor/cancer?

My head has been hurting in one spot on the right side of my head for 4 days. Is it a brain tumor/cancer?

Probably not!: Your head has been hurting in one spot, but that is not a warning sign for brain cancer! it's much more likely a tension headache. However, since it's been there for 4 days, it's time to check in with a doctor! ...Read more

12

12
Does the hard lump on my head mean that I have some kinda skull tumor (bone cancer)?! I'm worried! Is it normal?

Does the hard lump on my head mean that I have some kinda skull tumor (bone cancer)?! I'm worried! Is it normal?

May be just a cyst: I see a lot of these. The vast majority are just benign cysts. If it grows or bothers you, that's enough reason to get it removed. ...Read more

13

13
Could I have a cancerous tumor I have bad migraines nausea poor balance pain tender to touch onu right side of head?

Could I have a cancerous tumor I have bad migraines nausea poor balance pain tender to touch onu right side of head?

There are many: Possibilities and what you think is far down on the list. It is essential that you see your doctor for a proper diagnosis and treatment. That's the way to ease your mind. Peace and good health. ...Read more

14

14
Chances of 21yr old female having brain tumor? No cancer hist. Sympt. Headaches all around head. Already had non contrast CT done, was norm.

Chances of 21yr old female having brain tumor? No cancer hist. Sympt. Headaches all around head. Already had non contrast CT done, was norm.

I recommend MRI: Ct head scan without contrast is not the perfect test to totally rule out unusual causes of headache. I would recommend seeing a neurologist and have good evaluation. If any question, you should have MRI of brain without contrast. Radiologist can then add contrast study as needed. ...Read more

15

15
I am suffering from polip in left maxillary sinus and bilateral sphenoid sinus. Can this lead brain tumor or brain cancer? I have heavyness in head.

I am suffering from polip in left maxillary sinus and bilateral sphenoid sinus. Can this lead brain tumor or brain cancer? I have heavyness in head.

Sinus: Not usually. If the sphenoid sinus has infection you should be on antibiotics. If not we usually start with a nasal steroid spray ...Read more

16

16
In law diagnosed w/ kidney cancer in 2005. Had 1 kidney removed. Now has 5-6 lumps on head, 5 tumors in lung & 1 in liver. What can we expect & time?

In law diagnosed w/ kidney cancer in 2005. Had 1 kidney removed. Now has 5-6 lumps on head, 5 tumors in lung & 1 in liver. What can we expect & time?

A workup: Your physician will need to get tissue to see what these masses actually are. If they are recurrent kidney cancer, there is no predicting either its natural course or its response to treatment. Be strong and good luck. ...Read more

17

17
I have fluid on my ear and it's painful, a pain in my head that comes and goes, sinus pain but clear nostril, is it a tumor or cancer? ENT saw nothing

I have fluid on my ear and it's painful, a pain in my head that comes and goes, sinus pain but clear nostril, is it a tumor or cancer? ENT saw nothing

Ear, head pain: Hello, the fact that your ENT doctor found no pathology is reassuring. TMJ troubles often cause Ear and head pain. While a tumor or cancer could be possible, a CT or MRI may be needed to fully answer that question. Follow your doctor’s recommendations and if your not happy, seek a second opinion. Good luck. ...Read more

19

19
Can you explain if it's possible to cut the v2 nerve in the face to remove a cancerous tumor?

Can you explain if it's possible to cut the v2 nerve in the face to remove a cancerous tumor?

Malignant nerve: Yes you can cut and remove a portion of v2 branch of the trigeminal nerve in the case of a cancerous lesion. The cutting of the nerve will leave facial numbness in the cheek region on the affected side. ...Read more

20

20
What happens if you had cancerous tumors around your jaw and neck?

What happens if you had cancerous tumors around your jaw and neck?

? more information: I assume that you may have a tumor of your jaw with spread to lymph nodes in your neck. Hopefully, you are under the care of a good cancer surgeon, medical and radiation oncologists. This is a serious situation but likely noy hopeless with proper treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

21

21
How do you tell the difference between a cyst and a cancerous tumor under the skin?

How do you tell the difference between a cyst and a cancerous tumor under the skin?

Possible bx: A cyst under the skin when palpated gives the suggestion that there might be fluid present. Placing a fine 22 gauge needle into it can define if fluid is present. Most lesions under the skin rarely are cysts but rather lipomas, fibromas, neuromas and the intial growth of desmoid like lesions. Here a biopsy or excision can resolve the problem. ...Read more

22

22
The side of my face is flatter than the other due to a cancerous tumor. Is there anyway to make my cheek look the same as the other?

The side of my face is flatter than the other due to a cancerous tumor. Is there anyway to make my cheek look the same as the other?

Reconstructive: Surgery can address the cosmetic issue. As the defect is due to cancer, it is likely to be covered by insurance. Please discuss the matter with your cancer doctor to ensure there is no contraindication and for him/her to make the referral. ...Read more

23

23
Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a cancerous tumor in my mouth?

Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a cancerous tumor in my mouth?

Examination: Have an oral surgeon examine you. They are trained to diagnose these types of lesions and take a biopsy if indicated. Avoid searching the internet to diagnose yourself... you'll never get peace of mind. ...Read more

24

24
Are acrochordons a malignant tumor or skin cancer?

Are acrochordons a malignant tumor or skin cancer?

Neither: Acrochordons are a fancy name for skin tags, which are benign (not cancerous) growths that tend to occur as we age. They can often be found on the neck, armpits, and groin-- pretty much anywhere where the skin tends to rub. No one knows what causes them, but they are definitely not dangerous. Many things can look like skin tags though, so best to see your dermatologist to check them out. ...Read more

26

26
What are the first visible signs of cancer tumor that reaches the skin? Does it start with a small mark? What color? How does it look? Does it hurt?

What are the first visible signs of cancer tumor that reaches the skin? Does it start with a small mark? What color? How does it look? Does it hurt?

Skin cancer: Skin cancer signs may include a spot or bump that is changing size, color, or shape. Also an area that does not heal may represent a skin cancer. At times a skin cancer may itch or hurt. See a dermatologist for any suspicious areas and a routine skin exam ...Read more

27

27
Can skin cancer cause a tumors in the body far away from the actual skin lesion?

Can skin cancer cause a tumors in the body far away from the actual skin lesion?

It's possible: Particularly for melanoma, one of the more aggressive types of skin cancer, tumors can sometimes occur in various areas of the body relatively far away from the original skin lesion. Sometimes a "sentinel" lymph node close to the original lesion is removed to check for early spread. However, for types of skin cancer like basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, it is highly unlikely. ...Read more

28

28
Is benign adnexal skin tumor compatible with eccrine poroma cancerous?

Is benign adnexal skin tumor compatible with eccrine poroma cancerous?

Benign& malignant: Skin adenexal tumors (sat) tumors of sweat glands, (eccrine& apocrine glands) hair follicles, are both benign and malignant. Malignant which is lethal if excision is not done early. Eccrine porocarcinoma is malignant variety and it is not a benign tumor. ...Read more

29

29
What is a painful lump in triceps?? I have one in my right triceps and it moves under skin. If it's a tumor, have any chance to be cancer? Please

What is a painful lump in triceps?? I have one in my right triceps and it moves under skin. If it's a tumor, have any chance to be cancer? Please

See MD: Usually little lumps are fatty deposits called lipomas, but they may represent other problems, be seen and put your mind at ease. May be nothing but infected lymphnode, but should be seen. Good luck. ...Read more

30

30
Could my son get cancer if he was diagnosed with pleomorphic adenoma, 3 tumors in the neck and 1 in cheek?

Could my son get cancer if he was diagnosed with pleomorphic adenoma, 3 tumors in the neck and 1 in cheek?

Rarely: Pleiomorphic adenomas are benign tumors of saliva glands. It is unusual for them to be in the neck itself, but they can arise "rests" of salivary tissue in the neck. They tend not to spread to other parts of the body but can grow back in the areas where they arose in about 20% of patients who had surgery. Rarely they can turn cancerous and spread to other organs. Best wishes. ...Read more

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