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Can neuroendocrine tumors occur outside of the colon in setting of CT & Octreotide scan showing in cecum but colonoscopy shows nothing in this area?

Can neuroendocrine tumors occur outside of the colon in setting of CT & Octreotide scan showing in cecum but colonoscopy shows nothing in this area?

Tumors and HTN: 40 F asks: Can neuroendocrine tumors occur outside of the colon in setting of CT & Octreotide scan showing in cecum but colonoscopy shows nothing in this area? ANS: Yes but these diseases are very rare and variable recommend you see a team that specializes it in your area one of the best is in Houston at the big cancer center. ...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


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What's a tumor board do?

What's a tumor board do?

Review and discuss: Tumor boards are part of certified cancer programs all over the country. They usually have the surgeons, radiation and medical oncologists present. Also primary docs, pathologists, and other specialists are present. Nuses, palliative care teams and other support members are there. A patient ' s case is discussed from top to bottom, and a treatment plan is made with input from this team. ...Read more

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What is borderline tumor 2c?

What is borderline tumor 2c?

Need more detail: 2c is a staging parameter used for several cancers and we need more details to answer. ...Read more

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What does a tumor feel like?

What does a tumor feel like?

No single answer: Tumors can feel soft or hard and may be painless or painful, depending on the type and location. Sometimes they are associated with changes to the overlying skin. A physician can check any skin spot or lump that is tender, itching, oozing, scaly, doesn't heal, has irregular color, swollen, is enlarging, or any other changes that worry you and make suggestions for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What can tumors typically feel like?

What can tumors typically feel like?

Variable by biology.: "tumors" can be either benign or malignant. Those that are malignant have the ability to grow and spread. Malignant neoplasms/tumors often invade adjacent normal tissues and are firm with irregular borders. They sometimes invade / surround nerves and can be associated with pain. Location in the body can be important as well. Hope that this helps. ...Read more

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How to reduce or eliminate fatty tumors?

How to reduce or eliminate fatty tumors?

Excision.: The most common type of "fatty tumor" is called a lipoma. These tumors are benign and are often felt / palpated underneath the skin on the trunk and arms / legs. They are generally mobile and soft. Lipomas are not malignant and do not have malignant potential. If a lipoma is concerning or cosmetically unacceptable, the standard treatment is surgical excision. ...Read more

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What are the signs of active adrenagland tumor?

Cushing's Syndrome: Bison hump, muscle wasting. Central fat redistribution, moon facies, abdominal striae (red lines). Suppression of acth (the pituitary driver of adrenal growth), . ...Read more

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What if a person has a large tumor, or a large number of tumors?  

What if a person has a large tumor, or a large number of tumors?  

Depends: It depends on what kind of tumor he has - benign or malignant, their location, presence of other symptoms, its cell make up etc. Without more detailed information, it is impossible to talk about diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. ...Read more

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Do tumors puss?

Do tumors puss?

They can: Tumors can puss if they begin to break down from lack of blood flow and/or get infected. ...Read more

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What solid tumor?

Distinction: Between "liquid tumors", leukemia and lymphoma, which were where all of the early successes with chemotherapy were seen, and all the others were solid, as a rock, and do not melt into "remission" but can "respond" to chemotherapy and radiotherapy, and most of all surgery. ...Read more

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Can tumors have puss?

Can tumors have puss?

Yes: The definition of a tumor is "new growth". A tumor that contains pus is known as an abscess. ...Read more

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What is a fatty tumor?

What is a fatty tumor?

Lipoma: Doctors are usually referring to a soft growth composed of a benign tumor that developed from fat cells. They usually are very slow growing and don't cause problems but easily excised. However a liposarcoma can also appear the same and be more aggressive and are malignant. ...Read more

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What is a fatty tumor?

What is a fatty tumor?

Lipoma (LYE-PO-MAH): Lipomas are benign tumors composed of fat calls. They may occur anywhere on the body, usually under the skin but over the fascia that covers muscles; less frequently, they are deep to the fascia. Surgical removal is optional, often dependent on discomfort, rapid growth, and/or cosmetic concerns. In general, they are very easy to remove, often under local anesthesia in an office setting. ...Read more

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What is a desmoid tumor?

What is a desmoid tumor?

Soft tissue tumor: A desmoid is a rare soft-tissue tumor that looks like scar tissue. Desmoids do not spread throughout the body like other types of tumor, and aren't really considered "cancerous". They are lumps that continue to grow in one place, destroying the tissue around them. They can occur inside or outside the body. Go to www. Dtrf. Org for more information. ...Read more

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What is tumor immunology?

What is tumor immunology?

See below: Tumors are made of cells that have gone bad and started to grow and replicate regardless of the cells around them. Each tumor as it gets more and more abhorrent expresses a variety of proteins. These proteins can be detected with antibodies and quantitated. It is complex. ...Read more

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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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Is wilm's tumor hereditary?

Is wilm's tumor hereditary?

Yes: It can be. There are certain syndromes (beckwith-wiedeman, wagr, and denys-drash) that are associated with a genetic abnormality that causes wilms tumor. The direct hereditary risk is slightly higher but not clea. R. ...Read more

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Can you treat wilm's tumor?

Yes: Treatment efficacy has improved over the years. ...Read more

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What is an epidermoid tumor?

What is an epidermoid tumor?

It is a type of Canc: Cancer cells can form glands or be flat epithelium, depending on which organ the cancer arises in. Squamous epithelium lines the mouth, throat and food pipe as well as Lung bronchi. Cancers arising in these types are often called Epidermoid or squamous cell -Cancer. ...Read more

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What are tumor suppressors for?

What are tumor suppressors for?

Control of cell: Growth. Tumor suppressor are genes that normally regulate cell growth and loss of such genes through mutations predisposes to cancer. ...Read more

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How serious is meningioma tumor?

How serious is meningioma tumor?

Location: Meningiomas are mostly benign tumors and curable by resection. The seriousness depends on the location that may determine the degree of difficulty of surgical removal. ...Read more

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What exactly is phyllodes tumor?

What exactly is phyllodes tumor?

Tumor of breast: Most phyllodes tumors of breast are benign, about 10% are malignant. It is a morphologic variant of breast tumors. For more info see:
http://www. Hopkinsmedicine. Org/avon_foundation_breast_center/breast_cancers_other_conditions/phyllodes_tumors. Html. ...Read more

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What is a chondroblastoma tumor?

What is a chondroblastoma tumor?

Benign bone tumor: Chondroblastoma is a benign bone tumor of cartilaginous origin. It appears mostly in young patients at the epiphyseal ends of long bones such as femur. Among the tumors this lesion is relatively rare. ...Read more

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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

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Does hamartoma look like a tumor?

Does hamartoma look like a tumor?

Yes: The word "tumor" just means growth. So, it includes benign and malignant growths as well as hamartomas. If this was a breast sample, a breast hamartoma, would look like a mass or tumor on mammography and on gross inspection of the specimen. However, once it is reviewed under the microscope, then it is known to be a hamartoma. You will note "oma" at the end which is the root of the word tumor. ...Read more

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How are choroidal tumors treated?

How are choroidal tumors treated?

Depends: Treatment really depends on the size of the tumor. For medium sized tumors, for example, a standard treatment is to use brachytherapy (short acting radiation) in the form of an eye plaque. This type of treatment allows the eye to be spared from being removed (enucleation). ...Read more

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How lethal are epidermoid tumors?

How lethal are epidermoid tumors?

Can be: Most epidermoid or squamous Ca's arising in skin can be slow growing but if allowed to progress can spread to regional nodes. Of visceral origin they can cause problems if not handled early. The more common ones are larynx, esophagus, cervix and anal canal. RT and chemo can be very effective, but often surgery must be included. ...Read more

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Can infrared scans detect tumors?

Can infrared scans detect tumors?

Yes, but don't do it: Infrared scans are not traditionally used to detect tumors. They are very low sensitivity and specificity for this. Doctors should be using traditional methods such as history/physical and traditional imaging such as ct, mr, and us. ...Read more