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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


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How can I remove this tumor under my skin on my shoulder.?

How can I remove this tumor under my skin on my shoulder.?

See a surgeon: A good start would be to see a surgeon. The surgeon can tell you the risks and benefits if removal as well as what you can expect after surgery. ...Read more

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Can a few really hard muscle knots in the shoulder be tumors? Really painful.

Can a few really hard muscle knots in the shoulder be tumors? Really painful.

No: Tumor in muscle is clearly different from the surrounding tissue and is not contractile. Do you perhaps have neofascist pain syndrome? ...Read more

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I have shoulder blade pain that comes and goes. It's been getting worse and feels like its spread to my chest. How can I know if its knots or a tumor?

I have shoulder blade pain that comes and goes. It's been getting worse and feels like its spread to my chest. How can I know if its knots or a tumor?

May need to visit yr: Any pain which is persisting and getting worse for more than 3-4 weeks requires examination by your doctor.Further testing with chest x-ray or a ct scan may be required to assess for any tumor underlying as the cause of this pain uless the pain goes away in 3-4 weeks. ...Read more

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Is shoulder / arm pain from a pancoast tumor always severe?

Pancoast was a: Radiologist that noted tumor at the top of the lung burst upward, involve sympathetic nerve plexus, and the nerve roots before, as and after they enter the brachial plexus. The tumors tend to be insidious, so the arm pain may be gradual. These tumors can be difficult to diagnose because the shoulder arm pain make people think orthopedic rather than oncologic. Pancoast was wrong. These can be cured. ...Read more

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I recently found out I have a tumor on my left ovary, I also have severe shoulder pain and pain in my kidney all on my left side. Is this normal?

I recently found out I have a tumor on my left ovary, I also have severe shoulder pain and pain in my kidney all on my left side. Is this normal?

Coincidental: I think that it is concidental that your shoulder pain and your kidney pain are both on the left side.It may be just musculoskeletal pain for the shoulder or refer pain from gallbladder problems. You need to see doctor to evaluate both kidney and shoulder pain. ...Read more

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Will chemo help pancoast tumor shoulder arm pain?

Will chemo help pancoast tumor shoulder arm pain?

Pancoast: It depends. If pressure is lessened on the surrounding tissues, nerves, vessels, then arm pain could lessen. ...Read more

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What could cause a benign tumor-like mass after a shoulder surgery?

What could cause a benign tumor-like mass after a shoulder surgery?

Postop shoulder: Depends on how far out from surgery you are and your symptoms. Possibilities include hematoma formation, normal postoperative soft tissue swelling, hardware or repair failure, infection, etc. The most important thing you can do is follow up with your routine postoperative checks that your shoulder surgeon has arranged. ...Read more

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Nearly 3 years after removing tumor and some lymph glands i still have discomfort in my upper arm and shoulder, what to do?

Nearly 3 years after removing tumor and some  lymph glands  i still have discomfort  in my upper arm and shoulder, what to do?

Lymphedema: Details aren't provided, but sounds like breast cancer with an axillary (arm pit) lymph node dissection with lymphedema. Ask your physician for an evaluation and potential referal to a lymphedema specialist. ...Read more

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My brother was diagnosed with a malignant tumor thats located on the left side of his shoulder and its feeding off main artery, can it b operated?

My brother was diagnosed with a malignant tumor thats located on the left side of his shoulder and its feeding off main artery, can it b operated?

It depends: Different tumors are treated differently. Surgical resection depends on the type, location and extent of tumor as well as overall patient health. ...Read more

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Neck vein starting just above left collarbone bulges even in resting standing position. Leads to visible pulse where you would chk it. Possible tumor?

Neck vein starting just above left collarbone bulges even in resting standing position. Leads to visible pulse where you would chk it. Possible tumor?

Veins are soft to fe: If you place your finger on this area and try to take a feel , you will know if it feels hard, firm or soft. Unless it is firm to hard in feel, it is probably just a normal vein. if you are still unsure and concerned then you need to have your doctor examine you and also check inside your chest with a Chest X-ray to make sure that there is no tumor inside your chest. ...Read more

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I have a pituitary tumor and i wanted does it cause neck and shoulder pain and loss of weight.

I have a pituitary tumor and i wanted does it cause neck and shoulder pain and loss of weight.

Depends on tumor: A lot depends on the size location and function of the tumor. A pituitary tumor may cause headaches, visual disturbances, and if it secretes a hormone, it can cause syndromes related to that. Neck/shoulder pain and weight loss are not common for a pit tumor, unless the tumor actually came from somewhere else, or is caused by some other illness. Get this checked out with your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Is pancoast tumor rare in someone in their 30s with clean chest xray? I sometimes get discomfort in right collarbone

Is pancoast tumor rare in someone in their 30s with clean chest xray? I sometimes get discomfort in right collarbone

You don't have it: pancoast rumors virtually always have a positive CT scan; they are associated with a set of findings including pain in the shoulder, weakness and atrophy of hand muscles, and Horner's syndrome which is small pupil and eyelid drooping, appearance of smaller eye and lack of sweating, all on the side of the tumor. You need to look for another cause of your discomfort ...Read more

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I have a swollen area on my posterior upper left shoulder (where the top of my humerus is). It slightly stings/burns, could this be a tumor?

I have a swollen area on my posterior  upper left shoulder (where the top of my humerus is). It slightly stings/burns, could this be a tumor?

Unlikely: More often than not, tumors do not cause pain or tenderness. However, if you have a lump that you can feel on your shoulder, you should absolutely see your doctor and have a complete physical exam. ...Read more

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Headache on top left side crner of head & sometimes right corner 2 Happens randomlyCan it be tumor or anything serious? Neck & shoulder strain b cuase

Headache on top left side crner of head & sometimes right corner 2 Happens randomlyCan it be tumor or anything serious? Neck & shoulder strain b cuase

Hard to say: Ultimately a CT scan or MRI would be helpful for an unusual headache. The symptoms you describe warrant a face to face history and physical exam. This will ensure you get a better diagnosis and treatment plan. Please see a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Can ultrasound be done on back of shoulder blade right of spine show tumor in rt breast?

Can ultrasound be done on back of shoulder blade right of spine show tumor in rt breast?

No: The shoulder blade, chest wall and lung are in the way and the breast is unlikely to be seen at all. ...Read more

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Have pain in my shoulder, when i press it radiates to my head. Having dull headaches in back of head...Brain tumor?

Have pain in my shoulder, when i press it radiates to my head. Having  dull headaches in back of head...Brain tumor?

Muscle aches&brainCA: Most individuals in your age group would most likely have knotted up shoulder and neck muscles which will radiate to your head and give you regular headaches. Brain cancer usually causes balance changes, am headaches, nausea, seizures, focal neurological changes. You really need to massage your neck and shoulders on a regular basis and try to relax with deep breathing. ...Read more

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