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Doctor insights on: Cuteanous Maligancy

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32 years old male. Multiple nodule, The largest size is 1.5*1.78*0.839 cm. Three times FNA. Result is No EVIDENCE OF MALIGANCY. But Hurthle cell seen.

Be glad: If one of the nodules does start growing rapidly and becomes dominant, get needled again. Millions of folks have idiopathic multi modular goiter. Be thankful for good health and get on with your life. ...Read more

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My father has been diagonised for bxo the biopsy report shows no maligancy but bxo is present. Doctor is reffering to tacrolimus cream please suggest?

Tacrolimus can be us: Bxo or balanitis xerotica obliterans is a skin condition affecting the male genitalia, it occurs on fereskin and glans. Cause is not known, it can cause phimosis
several therapies including protopic (lacromilus) ointment, local steroids, etritinate, co2 lasers, circumcision have been used. In some cases glansectomy is recommended
there have been case reports of suscess with lacromilus onitment. ...Read more

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32 years old male. Thyroid Bilateral Multiple nodule, The largest size is 1.5*1.78*0.839 cm. Three times FNA. Result is No EVIDENCE OF MALIGANCY. Comment: Follicular cell, Hurthle cell and colloid are seen. I worry about the Hurthle cell. My Surgeons only

32 years old male. Thyroid Bilateral Multiple nodule, The largest size is 1.5*1.78*0.839 cm. Three times FNA. Result is No EVIDENCE OF MALIGANCY. Comment: Follicular cell, Hurthle cell and colloid are seen. I worry about the Hurthle cell. My Surgeons only

Thyroid nodules: Usually we worry about a solitary nodule in a male and it appears that you are in good hands and the biopsies are reassuring. For further reassurance we depend on a combination of an endocrinologist or thyroidologist and a surgeon skilled in thyroid surgery reviewing your findings and I would be quite comfortable with their advice and follow-up. ...Read more

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What is malignancy?

What is malignancy?

Malignancy: Is the tendency for a medical condition to become progressively worse. When refered to cells it means the ability of a cancer cells to spread to other sites in the body. The cells to have fast uncontrolled growth ...Read more

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What is occult malignancy?

What is occult malignancy?

Hidden: Even though it sounds like something you find in a quija board, it just means that the source of the cancer is unknown. It is not terribly uncommon to see a malignancy that spread to many places from an unknown origin. Sometimes we are successful in identifying the site of origin, sometimes we can't and we have to do the best we can with the available data. ...Read more

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What are the criteria for "malignancy"?

What are the criteria for "malignancy"?

Depends: Each tissue and tumor type has its own criteria and it is not feasible to provide a meaningful answer in this forum. Consult this site for an introduction.
http://www.cancer.gov/dictionary? Cdrid=45771 ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cutaneous?

What is the definition or description of: cutaneous?

Pertaining to skin.: Skin is the largest and one of most complex organs of body. 3 layers: epidermis (outer), dermis (main part) and subcutaneous layers covers entire body, contains many specialized cells, maintains body temp, gathers sensory info from the outer world, has extremely important immune functions. It can give crucial clues as to what is internal. Dermatology and plastic surgery are devoted to this organ. ...Read more

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Would like to have explanation of what is the meaning of malignancy?

Would like to have explanation of what is the meaning of malignancy?

Malignancy is cancer: Malignant tumors are distinguished from benign tumors by their potential to invade, spread to other organs, and in general the potential to be fatal. There are wide ranges of behavior of both malighant and benign tumors. ...Read more

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What exacly is malignancy? What kind of tests can detect malignancy?

What exacly is malignancy? What kind of tests can detect malignancy?

Unregulated growth..: Malignancy is when cells grow autonomously (without normal regulation within the body). Most people equate the words cancer and malignancy. Malignant tumors or conditions are those with the capability of invading other tissues and spreading / metastasizing to other parts of the body. In general, establishing a diagnosis of malignancy requires laboratory study of cells or blood or tissues. ...Read more

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How do you deal with family members who become hysterical when diagnosed with malignancy?

How do you deal with family members who become hysterical when diagnosed with malignancy?

Information, calm: I suggest keeping calm, and not allowing yourself to be overcome with emotion. Make sure you are giving your family member accurate information. Be clear that it is impossible to predict the future with certainty, despite our medical technology. Many treatments are available. It is also important to address the patient's spiritual needs in a time like this through prayer and meditation. ...Read more

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What is skin cutaneous?

What is skin cutaneous?

Definition: Cutaneous is an adjective that means, "pertaining to skin.". ...Read more

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What is pleural malignancy?

What is pleural malignancy?

Mesothelioma: A nasty malignancy of the cells lining the chest (or abdominal) cavity, causes fluid build up, it is related to abestos exposure. Hard to detect early, few have good outlook with surgical removal. ...Read more

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What's a pleural malignancy?

What's a pleural malignancy?

Cancer of the lining: The one we think of most is called mesothelioma. Other cancers can affect the pleural surface, however, a primary pleural malignancy would be a mesothelioma. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What causes cutaneous hyperesthesia?

What causes cutaneous hyperesthesia?

Allodynia newer name: Cutaneous hyperesthesia is a bit dated. Several things such as migraines, acute appendicitis, radiculopathies of the cervical and lumbar spines, Shingles or a herpetic skin infection can cause this heightened sensation of the skin which can also be seen in a condition know as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome or (CRPS) which can occur after a major injury, surgery/operation, or long bone fracture. ...Read more

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No evidence of malignancy or dysplasia?

No evidence of malignancy or dysplasia?

Sounds good: But that report has to be taken in context with the circumstances (kind of cancer, type of biopsy, any abnormalities in scans, etc.). Whosoever ordered the test should go over it with you. Hope is real. ...Read more

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What causes cutaneous nerve hypersenitivity?

What causes cutaneous nerve hypersenitivity?

Pressure partial: Pressure, partial injury crus complete injuries are numb partial can have dysethesia. ...Read more

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Is there more than one type of ovarian malignancy?

Yes: There are many types. Some are very serious and life threatening. Others are treated with mostly surgery. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is cutaneous larval migrans?

What kind of condition is cutaneous larval migrans?

Cutaneous larval mig: This is the skin manifestation of an insect parasite crawling under the skin, usually on the arms or legs, and shows as actual yarn-sized and shaped raising of the skin. Treatment is a common
prescription cream applied daily for several days. And cures it. ...Read more

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If a lesion turn out to be malignancy does this mean cancer?

Yes: By definition. Remember that there are hundreds of relatively common kinds of cancer, and that some are much more aggressive than others. ...Read more

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What is a carcinoma and how is it different from a malignancy?

Confusing terms: Malignancy is a generic term, like cancer. There are many different kinds depending on the location of the cancer, and the cell type. Carcinoma is another generic term that just means cancer. Specific types of carcinoma are adenocarcinoma, sarcoma, melanoma, neuroendocrine cancer, etc. ...Read more

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What does intermediate suspicion of malignancy mean? Is that a good thing or a bad?

What does intermediate suspicion of malignancy mean? Is that a good thing or a bad?

It means: Their is more work to be done to establish that there is cancer, but insuffiicent evidence on the specimen reviewed. ...Read more

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Pbs shows no blast noted. What does it mean? Is it a good sign that no malignancy in the blood?

Pbs shows no blast noted. What does it mean? Is it a good sign that no malignancy in the blood?

Qualified yes: No blasts in pbs is much better than the alternative, however, that does not rule out malignancy of the blood system. Depending on your symptoms, signs, other findings, it sometimes requires examination of the bone marrow to be sure. Please keep in touch with your doctors, as it is not clear why was pbs ordered in the first place. ...Read more

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Can a pinched medial cutaneous nerve cause localized swelling? If so, how would it be diagnosed?

Can a pinched medial cutaneous nerve cause localized swelling? If so, how would it be diagnosed?

Swelling & nerves: A pinched nerve normally causes numbness, tingling, or a sensation of burning. Swelling and color change may occur with certain nerve conditions.

A cutaneous nerve tends to supply a sense of touch to the skin. In this area, is there numbness to touch? What about to temperature, like an ice cube? Cutaneous nerves are difficult to test. Problems with them may be diagnosed by exam only. ...Read more

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How do you deal with family members who become hysterical when hearing the pt's diagnosis of malignancy?

Education: That is a difficult question. Often cancer diagnoses brings out underlying family relationship problems or issues. In some cases education about the diagnosis, stage, prognosis, and treatment of the cancer can help. In other cases, logic is useless. Counselors trained in dealing with patients and families with cancer may be very useful in this situation to help. ...Read more

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What are the possibilities of malignancy if you just happen to be 50 years old in the u.S. But with no symptoms?

What are the possibilities of malignancy if you just happen to be 50 years old in the u.S. But with no symptoms?

Breast/colon/cervix: All malignancies are without symptoms at onset. The malignancies we can detect early enough to prevent mortality are colon, breast and cervical cancer. 50 year old should be in some program of prevention and early detection for these. ...Read more

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What is colon malignancy?

What is colon malignancy?

Type of cancer: The most common colon malignancy is an adenocarcinoma. These usually arise from a pre-existing polyp called an adenoma. These tumors require surgical resection and possibly further treatment depending on the stage of the tumor which depends on depth of invasion as well as lymph node status and whether or not there is a metastasis. ...Read more

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