Top
10
Doctor insights on: Causes Of Bicep Tumor

Share
1

1
If a lymph node in biceps has some cancer cells but the one in the armpit doesn't, is the tumor only in the lymphatic system or it could have spread?

If a lymph node in biceps has some cancer cells but the one in the armpit doesn't, is the tumor only in the lymphatic system or it could have spread?

Unclear question: If a tumor is in a lymph node (there are no lymphodes in the biceps) it has already spread. Where is the primary cancer and what kind of cancer? ...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


2

2
What happen if there are cancer cells in a sentinel lymph node in the biceps but none in the armpit? The tumor started from a nevus on the arm.

What happen if there are cancer cells in a sentinel lymph node in the biceps but none in the armpit? The tumor started from a nevus on the arm.

Complete dissection: I would recommend that you undergo a complete axillary dissection and a complete removal of any remaining nodes where the positive node was located. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
3

3
What causes an epidermoid tumor?

What causes an epidermoid tumor?

Viruses: Most malignant transformations result from a 3 hit process that occurs over a period of time. One of the major hits is usually viral such as HPV in cervical and oral squamous Ca. The secondary viral hit is EBV causing telomerase activity to allow chromosome caps to remain. The third hit may be carcinogen or with skin, UV exposure. ...Read more

4

4
What is an estrogen-producing tumor? What causes it?

What is an estrogen-producing tumor? What causes it?

Over expression: A number of different malignancies have been associated with production of estrogen. Many are ovarian tumors such as granulosa cell tumors and thecomas. Estrogen-producing endometrioid adenocarcinoma resembling sex cord-stromal tumor of the ovary and Sertoli cell tumors of the testis,and adrenal tumors have also been reported to produce increased levels of estrogen. ...Read more

5

5
What causes fibroid tumors?

What causes fibroid tumors?

No one knows: While no one knows what causes fibroid tumors, they do grow with hormonal stimulation (i.e. estrogen, progesterone). That's why they often grow during pregnancy and why they tend not to be an issue for women in menopause. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
Back pain cause by small tumor, what do you suggest?

Back pain cause by small tumor, what do you suggest?

Metastatic disease?: Tumours that have spread to the bone of the spine are treated with radiation therapy, radio nucleotides as well as steroids, nsaids and narcotics. ...Read more

7

7
What causes "dermatofibrosarcoma protubrance" tumors?

What causes "dermatofibrosarcoma protubrance" tumors?

Genetic alterations.: Dfsp (dermtofibrosarcoma protruberans) is a malignancy that presents as nodular subcutaneous (under the skin) masses. Tumors are associated with specific abnormalities on chromosomes 22 & sometimes 17 that can trigger abnormal gene activity of a growth factor (pdgfb) that is fused to a collagen (connective tissue) gene, causing tumors. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgmhw8iyrzy. ...Read more

8

8
At what size could a pituary tumor cause high cortisol?

At what size could a pituary tumor cause high cortisol?

Small adenoma can do: Pituitary adenomas can cause hormonal access like you are concerned about. They can start producing symptoms when they are quite small like the size of a beebe (5 mm to 10 mm). When left untreated they can grow up to 1-3 cm before there are local pressure symptoms like vision problems. ...Read more

9

9
How often is acute onset (1-2weeks) sciatica caused by a tumor? And what kind

How often is acute onset (1-2weeks) sciatica caused by a tumor? And what kind

Very rare: tumor induction of sciatic pain rare. In those cases it is usually metastatic cancer to the spine or dura catching L4,5, S1-3 posterior nerve roots that cause nerve compression. Almost all sciatic pain is compression of nerve roots by prolapsed disc. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
10

10
Are pituitary macroadenomas the only tumors that can cause vision problems or can microadenomas cause it too?

Are pituitary macroadenomas the only tumors  that can cause vision problems or can microadenomas cause it too?

Any tumro in this ar: Both are tumors in the pituitary gland and can affect your vision as the they grow. See an eye doctor to check your visual fields and they can tell where the problem in vision may arise from. ...Read more