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Carcinoma Vs Adenoma
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
No: A true thyroid adenoma is a benign tumor. However, this can only be accurately assessed once it has been removed surgically -- not by fine needle aspiration. There are molecular alterations seen in carcinoma than are not seen in adenoma. However, some of the molecular changes are cumulative, like p53 mutations -- which are expressed in higher frequency in cancer. ...Read more
Benign vs cancer: Sometimes, especially for follicular lesions, the pathologist cannot predict the behavior. Adenomas can cause trouble by producing hormones; carcinomas can invade other structures and even kill. ...Read more
Is the risk of thyroid carcinoma increased with diagnosis of hashimoto thyroiditis when multiple thyroid adenomas are present. Tyab 2470?
Not if they function: If the adenomas are "cold" or do not function, then they are likely to be malignant. They do not show up on radionuclide scan because they do not function. Otherwise they are unlikely to be malignant. However, since you have many of them, you likely need and should get further workup, like aspiration biopsy, etc., along with treatment for your hashimoto's. ...Read more
Follicular neoplasm adenoma vs carcinoma of thyroid, if it's a possible cancer, what is the prognosis? And is radioactive iodine effective treatment?
Follicular CA thyroi: 67 F with follicular disease of thyroid. Ask about is it CA, prognosis, RAI RX? ANS: likely cancer but your team knows you best. RAI. not usually used. Likely need surgery. Tend to run in families so get detailed family tree and inform every first degree relative one Dx is clear. Surgery can cure. ...Read more
My mom has needle aspiration biopsy and the results were: follicular neoplasm adenoma vs carcinoma; adenomatous colloid goiter with hyperplastic chang?
It could be cancer/T: Thyroid cancer can show up like this. On the other hand benign Thyroid nodules are common but FNA may not be adequate to make a correct diagnosis. You should seek an expert opinion from a Thyroid Cancer doctor. Such specialists are found in bigger Medical centers or in a Cancer hospital where you could first go to an Endocrinologist or head and Neck surgeon for advice. ...Read more
Benign : Technically, it can be benign or malignant, so it has to be surgically removed and histologically examined for malignant criteria. If the pathology report comes back as hurthle cell adenoma, it's being considered as benign because there weren't any features that suggested a malignant hurthle cell carcinoma. ...Read more
Is an advanced adenomas villious semi sessile 14 mm polyp in rectum another way of saying its cancer in situ?
A tubulovillous adenoma with high grade dysplasia was found on a colonoscopy 19 months ago and wasn't removed. How quickly do they become cancer?
I'm 36 and had a 5mm sessile adenoma removed from my cecum. How often should I get a colonoscopy now and is this adenoma of high risk for cancer?
It is some thing you should discuss with your GI doctor. In general getting a repeat colonoscopy in 5 years is safe. You may consult this site for more information on this topic:
http://www.cancer.org/cancer/colonandrectumcancer/moreinformation/colonandrectumcancerearlydetection/colorectal-cancer-early-detection-acs-recommendations ...Read more
My tg level after thyrodomicty because of hurtle adenoma is less than.2 and TSH is.04 but have tgab is it mean cancer?Which is good tg and TSH or tgab
Quit worrying about:
Your thyroid cancer specialist will guide you further.
I would ask you not to worry about these blood tests as they are not particularly reliable. As long as your cancer has been removed and it was early, you have little chance of recurrence of your cancer. Most times we have to rely on a visible tumor growth before we can take it as evidence of recurrence, blood tests are not all that helpful. ...Read more
Is having two tubular adenomas removed from your colon and then having one hyper-plastic and another adenoma removed 3yr later increase cancer chance?
0.7x0.4x0.2cm sessile serrated adenoma found in me acending colon (27 yr f) im so scared no history CA in family, don't smoke, chances of me getting cancer?
I had two tubular adnomas removed in '09 at 33, one hyperplastic and one tubular adenoma removed in '12. Am i likely to get colon cancer. No fam hstry?
tubular adenomas: The fact that you have tubular adenomas at such an early age probably does slightly raise your lifetime risk of colon carcinoma. However, now that you know you can have careful followup and screening to make sure all adenomas are removed before they can develop into colon cancer. ...Read more
What arethe chances of lynch syndrome if no colon ca runs in the family? I had a sessile adenoma at 27 but no fam history of cancer other than 1 had lungca
No chance: Your family history reveals no evidence for lynch syndrome, hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer or other hereditary cancer syndromes based on the information given. Would run out of space here before able to answer fully. If you want further information please refer to the amsterdam criteria and bethesda guidelines. ...Read more
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
My son was diagnosed with pleomorphic adenoma, 3 tumors in the neck and 1 in cheek. Could this become cancer?
What do you suggest if my son was diagnosed with pleomorphic adenoma, 3 tumors in the neck and 1 in cheek. can this turn into cancer?
Early ENTinvolvement: Close follow-up with the ENT, surgical resection is required. Yes, these have a high rate of malignant transformation. ...Read more
I am 28.Had a colonoscopy and the doctor removed an 8mm polyp.The doctor said it was NOT an adenoma, but it was a sessile polyp. Is this pre cancer?
Yes: Current concept even though all adenomas are benign if left alone may transform to malignancy over the time , so they are pre-cancerous , must be removed and need colonoscopy surveillance more frequently than normal population , just don't worry see your doctor on regular basis and under go procedure if advised. ...Read more
39y/o, had 2 polpys removed (sigmond & descending, villous adenoma w/high grade dysplasia). Will i get colon cancer even though 2 polyps were removed?
Not sure if: Family history or leeding led to your colonoscopy, but it showed its value. You are not predestined to get invasive cancer, but the findings warrant follow up to snip dangerous polyps before they invade, and gain access to nodes and blood steam. Your colonoscopist can tell you schedule for surveillance. ...Read more
My pth is85 normal is 79 after that my blood pressure become low for two week myca is9 ihad history ofthyroid surgy dueto hurzle adenoma is it cancer?
I have a tubular adenoma in my left breast can it turn into cancer and should I have it removed right away?
Rare but benign: These are quite uncommon. I don't believe they have any malignant potential beyond normal breast, but if the mass bothers you, feel free to have it excised. Since it's uncommon, see if your biopsy has been or can be looked at by two pathologists. ...Read more
Can a person develope obstructive colon cancer two years after scope that showed 1 hyper and 1 adenoma polyp and diverticulosis?
It is possible, although rare.
The most common explanation would have been a missed colon polyp during the past procedure, due to either poor colon prep (stool in colon) or incomplete procedure due to technical reasons.
Aggressive cancers (with genetic mutations - usually hereditary) can lead to obstructive cancer in a year. ...Read more
Previous hemi-thyroidectomy follicular adenoma with small foci. Remaining lobe multinodular with one dominant at 15mm. Risk of cancer?
Low.: This situation is very common. Get it needled if there is a question. ...Read more
In follicular adenoma of thyroid gland , after lobectomy , is ther resk for other remaining lobe to develop follicular carcenoma ?
VERY LOW: In treating thyroid tumors the lesion present should be solitary and essentially cold on thyroid scan. At that time if surgery indicated should the lesion be relatively small and confined to one lobe it is possible to save the other lobe. Ca Dx is made when the adenoma shows evidence of follicular cells breaking the capsule. A second primary occurs in the other lobe in about 5% of patients ...Read more
Had colonoscopy found one polyp removed and biopsied was a tubular adenoma. Said next coloscpy in 5 yrs. No fam history colon cancer. Too long?
Correct time frame: This is correct according to the current recommendations. ...Read more