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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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If a tumor is benign, can it still cause health problems?

If a tumor is benign, can it still cause health problems?

Tumors: Benign or malignant occupy space. If that causes normal function to be upset, it needs to go if possible. Malignant tumors cause trouble by local growth, but nasty habit of traveling elsewhere to many places, occupy 'space', cause dysfunction, and kill. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Sewa Legha
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Have some symptoms of g.E.R, how can I treat? It will it go away on its own? Should i worry? And can it cause things like lets say a tumor? Im nerves.

Have some symptoms of g.E.R, how can I treat? It will it go away on its own? Should i worry? And can it cause things like lets say a tumor? Im nerves.

I assume you have Ac: If it is acid reflux you are talking about, it is easily treatable with antacids. No risk of cancer if you take antacids regularly. You can take medicines like Pepcid or zantac(cheapest drugs to use). More potent drugs are Prilosec or omeprazole...They are very potent and highly effective but cost a bit more.You should try and find out which one works best for you. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Levy
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Is it true that some music causes tumors to grow? If that's true, is there a type of music that can shrink tumors?

Is it true that some music causes tumors to grow? If that's true, is there a type of music that can shrink tumors?

No relationship: Music cannot affect tumor growth, either causation or elimination. You may have confused the issue of the use of ultrasound to deal with some lesions. Enjoy your music but look elsewhere for relief for tumors. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What causes fatty tumors on the back?

What causes fatty tumors on the back?

I am not sure: If you are referring to multiple lipomas? See a dermatologist to accurately diagnose the tumors. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Levy
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Dr. Charles Sturgis
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Was wondering what illess would cause your body to be literally covered in small tumors?

Was wondering what illess would cause your body to be literally covered in small tumors?

Depends on type...: There are some medical conditions in which patients can develop small tumors covering areas of their bodies. An example of one of these is called neurofibromatosis. In this condition (which is often an inherited / genetic disease), patients can develop innumerable nerve tumors all over their bodies. This disease can become disfiguring over time. ...Read more

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Dr. David Mcadams
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Can a 3mm petuitary tumor cause hashimtos disease?

No.: Hashimoto's thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease. This means that the body is mistakenly making antibodies against it's own tissue. But it is not related to the pituitary (although you should probably get that worked up). ...Read more

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Dr. Romeo Mandanas
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What are the most common causes of desmoid tumors?

What are the most common causes of desmoid tumors?

FAP and pregnancy: The exact cause of desmoid tumors is unknown but they appear intrabdominally in about 20-30% of people who have a genetic condition called fap (familial adenomatous polyposis). Sporadically, they can occur in the abdominal wall or extremities during or following pregnancy or sometimes following trauma or surgery. These tumors rarely spread but can be locally aggressive causing pain or obstruction. ...Read more

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Dr. Edward Smith
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Dr. Steve Martinez
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Is it possible to have a tumor in ur bladder? If so what symptoms would it cause?

Is it possible to have a tumor in ur bladder? If so what symptoms would it cause?

I happens: Symptoms would be bladder pain, burning and cramping as well as feeling like you need to empty your bladder. Commonly, there will be blood in the urine. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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What causes a fatty tumor?

What causes a fatty tumor?

Unknown: I am not aware of the cause of benign fatty tumors called lipoma. They can run in families but most often they are just present with no known cause. ...Read more

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Belly Button (Definition)

The belly button is the remnants of the umbilical cord. It is a central scar that forms in the location of the base of the umbilical cord, once ...Read more


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