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Interesting tumor: Overally, neuroendocrine tumors are often capable of over-producing hormones that your body naturally makes. Islet cells are cells that are naturally present in the pancreas and produce a number of hormones, most notably insulin. Insulin helps you break down and digest sugars. Patients with an islet cell tumor can produce too much Insulin resulting in weight & gain and low blood sugars. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are mediastinal germ cell tumors known to be hereditary? I was cured, but my girlfriend is concerned if we were to have kids.
Germ cell tumors: These tumors are very rare and as such there isn' t enough information available to determine whether there is a genetic basis involved. ...Read more
The gonads produce: Sperm in men (&testosterone) and eggs/ova in women (& estrogens), and these are also the sites of germ cell tumors. Outside the gonads, the mediastinum and brain (pineal) are the most common extragonadal sites. These are known to produce markers (hcg, alphafeto-protein) and responsve and curable with chemotherapy. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Granulosa cell tumors of the ovary (and more rarely the testicle in men) are not aquired from sexual activity. These are rare tumors and know specific risk factors are known. However, some studies have shown that the majority if these tumors have a mutation in the flox2 gene. It is not known what causes this mutation to occur or if it is the cause if the tumor. ...Read more
Yes.: Adults can develop extracranial germ cell tumors. These can be either benign or malignant. Behavior of these tumors depends upon the location / the organ (site) in which the tumor develops and upon the microscopic and molecular-genetic features of the individual tumor. Hope that this helps. ...Read more
Quite different: Mast cell tumors are rare malignancies that originate in the skin. Abscesses are common, basically pus pockets due to infection. Abscesses are treated by incision and drainage, sometimes along with antibiotics. Mast cell tumors are surgically removed. Chemotherapy may be used if the tumor recurs. ...Read more
One is a neoplasm: An abscess is a cavity that contains pus. It indicates a soft tissue infections that got encapsulated (contained) and now it is a sphere that has pus ( bacteria and dead cells,...) Mast cell tumor is a rare tumor (neoplasm) generally malignant that originates in mast cells .. Mast cell tumors are more common in Dogs in the skin, than in humans. Mast cells release histamine ...Read more
Treating a growth: It depends of the age of your child and how clear the diagnose is by now. If there are symptoms associated with the "growth", explain that this appointment is with the purpose of making a plan to treat this growth, to help with the symptoms. You encourage simple and clear answers with every step. Allow your questions being answered first, so your child senses a peaceful and truthful interaction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's the diffrence in pain and symptoms between a giant cell tumor, malignant, and a benign one?
None: I'm going to assume you are referring to the familiar bone tumor. They can only be distinguished under the microscope, and even this is difficult. Luckily, the malignant giant cell of bone isn't very aggressive, and usually local recurrences can be managed with the likelihood of a good outcome. ...Read more
Good day! I was diagnosed having giant cell tumor of the tendon sheaths. Can you please tell something about this. Thank you so much.?
Congratulations: We pathologists love these little things -- "fingeroma" or located somewhere else, they are a glorious shade of yellow, totally non-lifestyle-related (a pleasant change from so much of what we see), and utterly benign. If it regrows, no worries, just go back to your surgeon. Don't confuse this with the somewhat more troublesome giant-cell tumor of bone. ...Read more
Rare family: This is a family of tumors that can be diagnosed by a pathologist (i suggest you get a consensus from 3 of us) that resemble to some degree the gametes and/or the cells of the unborn child. They run from totally benign to very malignant; thankfully today's treatment produces many good responses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Age appropriate info: You do not mention how old your child is, but in any condition, it is always best to provide information that is appropriate to your child's age and level of understanding. Get help from your health team, they have done this before and will have excellent advice for you. The important thing to remember, is that your child needs to feel loved, safe and protected. Surround yourself with people ! ...Read more
Recurrent tumor: Acinar cell carcinoma of pancreas is rare comprising 1-2 % of exocrine pancreatic tumors . Symptoms include vague abdominal pain, presence of a mass or widespread subcutaneous fat necrosis, polyarthritis, and eosinophilia (Schmid's triad) due to circulating lipase. Microscopically, most are highly cellular with minimal stroma . The median survival for all patients is 19 mo.due to mets. ...Read more
Clarify, can be CA.: These can be cancer. These are tumors of germ cells which can be from the gonads, or ovary and testis, or from outside these areas and occur during embryonic development. These can be cancerous or non-cancerous. Prognosis varies. Some, like seminoma, have a very good prognosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Germ cell tumors of the ovary generally have a good prognosis. Although advanced stages are more likely to relapse, it may also depend on the kind of tumor pathology. Get more detailed information from the nci: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/ovarian-germ-cell/healthprofessional/page1/allpages. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer