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Doctor insights on: Cystic Pancreatic Neoplasms

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Are pancreatic malignant tumors hypoechoic ?

Are pancreatic malignant tumors hypoechoic ?

Yes: The typical echogenicity of the pancreas is hyperechoic to adjacent fat. A hypoechoic mass within the pancreas can be benign or malignant. If you have a hypoechoic mass in the pancreas at age 30, you should undergo an MRI or ct of the abdomen to evaluate it further unless by ultrasound it is obviously cystic. ...Read more

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Pancreas (Definition)

Abdominal organ. It is digestive organ: it secretes enzymes into the small bowel which break down food and help its absorption. It is also an endocrine organ: it produces hormones involved in sugar control and control of digestion. Insulin is one of these hormones. Diabetics either lack Insulin (type 1 diabetes) or have inadequate ...Read more


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Are carcinoid tumors carcinoma? Is malignant metastatic stomach carcinoma that's hereditary a carcinoid cancer? carcinoid Neuroendocrine tumors?

Are carcinoid tumors carcinoma? Is malignant metastatic stomach carcinoma that's hereditary a carcinoid cancer? carcinoid Neuroendocrine tumors?

Complicated question: Carcinoids are carcinomas, usually more slow growing than adenocarcinomas. For information in this topic you may consult this link: http://www.webmd.com/cancer/carcinoid-tumors#1 ...Read more

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Bilateral lung nodules,Atelectasis prior papilloma thyroid CA.Pituitary Adenoma,Chiari Malformation,FMD,enlarged common bile duct no stones. Genetic?

Bilateral lung nodules,Atelectasis prior papilloma thyroid CA.Pituitary Adenoma,Chiari Malformation,FMD,enlarged common bile duct no stones. Genetic?

Maybe genetic: Probably should have genetic consult. Forinstance Chiari malformation, fibromuscular dysplasia, and thyroid cancer can be associated with neurofibromatosis. Lung nodules are non specific and can be from some infections but also metastatic disease sometimes from papillary thyroid cancer. You may want to consult a geneticist physician. ...Read more

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Are pelvic tumors, like malignant ovarian tumors, genetic?

Are pelvic tumors, like malignant ovarian tumors, genetic?

To some extent: Almost all tumors have a genetic component in that heredity plays a role in the susceptibility to cancers. In the case of ovarian cancer there are a few well characterized genetic markers that portend higher incidence, e.g., brca 1 and brca 2. ...Read more

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Are pancreatic polyps cancerous?

Are pancreatic polyps cancerous?

Unclear question: Pancreas does not generally have polyps. While theoretically polyp may develop in the ducts, these are not generally know to occur. Colonic polyps are pre-cancerous. ...Read more

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Is pancreatic cancer genetic?

A minority is.: Pancreatic adenocarcinoma, arising from ducts/epithelial tissue, is mainly "sporadic", but can run in families. Pancreatic cancer has also been related to brca mutation, fammm syndrome, and some other inherited conditions. The familial pancreatic cancer registry is at johns hopkins. A minority of neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas are associated with multiple endocrine neoplasia (men) syndromes. ...Read more

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Complex cystic hypoechoic nodules right parotid gland with internal vascular septations &calcifications Echogenic foci Biopsy in future. Inconclusive?

Complex cystic hypoechoic nodules right parotid gland with internal vascular septations  &calcifications Echogenic foci Biopsy in future. Inconclusive?

Parotid mass: Your doctor will probably want an FNA, fine needle aspiration to obtain cells that can be examined by a pathologist. Probably will be benign but your ENT may suggest it be completely excised. ...Read more

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Is mucinous cyst adenocarcinoma of ovary curable?

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Is mucinous cyst adenocarcinoma of ovary curable?

Depends: It depends on the stage. Early stage is curable with either surgery alone- vs surgery plus adjuvant therapy/chemotherapy . Advanced disease with distant spread even is very treatable however unfortunately is incurable. Please discuss further with your oncology team. ...Read more

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Multilobulated pulmonary mass w/calcifications in left upper lobe. Neoplastic disease vs inflammatory/infectious process. rule out metastatic disease ?

Multilobulated pulmonary mass w/calcifications in left upper lobe. Neoplastic disease vs inflammatory/infectious process. rule out metastatic disease ?

In general...: IN GENERAL, a multilobulated mass is more likely malignant, one with calcifications is less likely. As in much else, size matters, with bigger being more worrisome. If you're smoker, more likely malignant, if from place of endemic TB or histoplasmosis, risk of chronic infection rises. You'll need to be evaluated by a pulmonologist, who will very likely recommend biopsy. ...Read more

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Breast cancer, lymphadema, ovarian cysts,fibroid, atrophic kidney, gallbladder polyps, diverticula, appendicitis, osteoprosis, ddd are they connected?

Breast cancer, lymphadema, ovarian cysts,fibroid, atrophic kidney, gallbladder polyps, diverticula, appendicitis, osteoprosis, ddd are they connected?

Muliple issues: I would suggest that you seek a comprehensive medical evalaution: some GI symptoms may be related; however breast cance, ovarian cysts, kidney diease are all separate issues. Get yourself in the hands of an expert or experts-ASAP. ...Read more

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What is a mucinuos cystic neoplasm of the pancrease (pancrelipase)?

What is a mucinuos cystic neoplasm of the pancrease (pancrelipase)?

Complicated: There are three possible entities to which you are referring. Mucinous cystadenoma (benign), mucinous cystadenosarcoma (malignant), and intraductal papillary mucinous tumor (benign or malignant). All three have certain appearances on imaging studies. They can be treated surgically and if malignant, have a better prognosis than "traditional" pancreatic cancer (adenocarcinoma). ...Read more

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What are hypodense subcapsular metastic liver lesions ?

What are hypodense subcapsular metastic liver lesions ?

Liver lesions: This a serious problem. If this is regarding you then get to your physician asap. If this is regarding someone else get them to thier doctor. This means that a primary cancer somewhere else in the body has spread to the liver. Please seek attention. ...Read more

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What is mucin-producing metastatic colonic adenocarcinoma?

Subtype of colon Ca: Mucin producing metastatic adenoca of the colon is derived from a primary adenoCa of colon producing large amounts of extracelluar mucin with greater than a 50% mucinous component.. The proximal colon and appendix represents 10-20% of these colorectal neoplasms . The rt. colon is the usual source for most of these lesions presenting with more advanced forms of disease than other colonic sites. ...Read more

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Is biliary duct cancer a form of primary liver cancer?

Is biliary duct cancer a form of primary liver cancer?

No: Primary liver cancer is when the liver cells themselves, the hepatocytes, transform into cancer cells. Bile duct cancer is when the cells lining the bile duct transform into cancer. Primary liver cancer tends to grow large nodules in one place, and doesn't give a lot of symptoms until the tumors are large. Bile duct cancer tends to obstruct the bile ducts and create symptoms, such as jaundice. ...Read more

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Poss. cancer? US of Right parotid gland. Complex abnormal cystic lesion. Demonstrates internal debris & septations w/vascularity. Etiology uncertain.

Poss. cancer? US of Right parotid gland. Complex abnormal cystic lesion. Demonstrates internal debris & septations w/vascularity. Etiology uncertain.

Hard to say….: That reading is definitely not a typical reading for a cancerous tumor, however in an abundance of caution you should probably get a needle biopsy and see an ear nose and throat, head and neck surgeon who is well-versed in parotid gland surgery. ...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