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Describe the features of a benign tumor.?

Describe the features of a benign tumor.?

Location and type: Benign means it is not a cancer but features would depend on tumor type and location. Need additional information. ...Read more

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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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Describe the features of a benign neoplasm.?

Describe the features of a benign neoplasm.?

Varies: Benign = non-cancer. Neoplasm = tumor or mass. So, the features of a non-cancerous mass depend on what it is -- that is what cell it is derived from, location, etc. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a carcinoid tumor.?

Describe the features of a carcinoid tumor.?

Slower growing: Carcinoid tumors can occur throughout the intestine and may act in a malignant fashion and spread to lymph nodes and other organs. They tend to grow more slowly that more common (adenocarcinomas) cancers in the intestinal tract. They can sometimes be cured with surgery and survival can be long term even after spread due to their nature of sometimes growing very slowly. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a brain tumor.?

Describe the features of a brain tumor.?

Size & location: It depends on the location, the size, and the rate of growth. Recurring headaches which stay in one location are common but there are many other causes. New onset seizure, change in personality, partial loss of vision or symptoms of stroke are other typical presentations but none are specific. Ct or MRI can rule in/out a brain tumor reliably. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a brain malformation.?

Describe the features of a brain malformation.?

Broad questions: There are many types of brain malformation. To which are you referring? Vascular, structural, etc.? ...Read more

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Describe the features of a brain abscess.?

Describe the features of a brain abscess.?

Clinical/imaging: Patients can present with signs and symptoms of the abscess and surrounding edema - headaches, nausea, vomiting, weakness, seizures. Scanning - mass on contrast-enhanced ct or MRI scanning. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a brain disease.?

Describe the features of a brain disease.?

What kind?: I need more info to answer your question. How do you know it is a brain disease? In general, the brain is an organ just like your heart, lungs and liver. Things can go wrong in a number of ways: biochemically, electrically or structurally. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a breast cancer.?

Describe the features of a breast cancer.?

Possibilities?: Hi, I am going to answer this based on a patient's own observations not what could be detected by a mammogram ultrasound, mri, biopsy.Any lump in your breast nontender or tender (could be either), inverted or change in nipple, nipple discharge esp one sided, different "feelings" in one breast more than another, lumps in armpits, or above your collarbone, rashes on your breasts, painful nipples-more. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a carbuncle.?

Describe the features of a carbuncle.?

Giant pimple: A carbuncle is a skin infection commonly called a "boil". It usually arises from an infected sebaceous cyst. Treatment is to open and drain it - then remove the sebaceous cyst after the infection is gone. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a breast fibroadenoma.?

Describe the features of a breast fibroadenoma.?

"Rubbery" lump: Fibroadenomas are the most common breast tumor. They can be found as early as the teen years and are often estrogen-sensitive, growing in response to bcps or pregnancy. On examination, they often feel round-to-oval, well- defined, and rubbery. They also have a distinct appearance on ultrasound and mammography, but can be confused with cancers: when suspected, a (non-surgical) biopsy is indicated. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a brain aneurysm.?

Describe the features of a brain aneurysm.?

Size & location: It depends on the location, the size, the rate of growth & whether it has leaked or ruptured. Throbbing headaches which stay in one location are common but must be distinguished from migraine. New onset seizure, partial loss of vision or symptoms of stroke are other typical presentations but none are specific. Ct or MRI can rule in/out an aneurysm reliably. ...Read more

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Describe the features of benign prostatic hypertrophy.?

Describe the features of benign prostatic hypertrophy.?

Slow urination +: Fiurst signs of BPH are usually slowing of the urinary stream followed by incomplete bladder emptying or the perception thereof. Need to urinate more frequently by day and night. This can culminate in urinary retention (inability to urinate) which if present, must be urgently relieved by catheterization. BPH best managed by a urologist. Surgery, prostatectomy preferably cystoscopically is best rx. ...Read more

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Describe the features of brain cancer.?

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Describe the features of brain cancer.?

Variable: Any cancer in the brain could present with any number of symptoms including but not limited to headache, dizziness, vision problems, trouble concentrating, weakness, nausea/vomiting, and motor problems. Most importantly, it can also have no symptoms. The best exam to check for this is MRI with and w/o contrast. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a breast abscess.?

Describe the features of a breast abscess.?

Red-hot,painful lump: Common features of breast abscesses include swelling and redness of the breast associated with a new, tender, progressively-enlarging lump. While more common with lactation, abscesses can develop at any time in a woman's life. Traditional rx often involved surgery, however current techniques favor (repeated) aspiration and antibiotics. ...Read more

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Describe the features of cancer.?

Describe the features of cancer.?

Depends: That depends on the cancer. There are 100's to thousands of types of cancer. Cancer features are very different depending on type, subtype, stage, prognostic factors, and individual manifestations. Even the same "types" of cancer can be molecularly different for each individual. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a benign brain tumor?

What are symptoms of a benign brain tumor?

Many: Brain tumors, benign or malignant, can have many different presentations. These include headache, seizures, focal neurological deficits such as speech problems, weakness in one limb or on one side, difficulty thinking properly etc. These symptoms are all non-specific, and can also be due to other brain disorders. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a Bartholin's cyst.?

Describe the features of a Bartholin's cyst.?

Mass in labia: The bartholin glands are present deep in the lower portion of the labia beside the opening of the vagina. When a bartholin cyst forms there will be a mass in the labia in that area. If it becomes infected, it will be extremely painful. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a bruise.?

Describe the features of a bruise.?

Bruise: When the skin is traumatized, usually by a direct blow, small capillaries are damaged and leak blood cells. These spread through the interspaces under the skin leading to the bluish discoloration called a bruise. Unless associated with bleeding disorders, or the trauma caused deeper injury, these can be treated with icing for 2-3 days and then heat later to resolve the bruise. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a baker's cyst.?

Describe the features of a baker's cyst.?

Swelling from joint: Baker's cysts are a result of a weakness in the capsule of the knee joint. If there is cause for increased fluid pressure in the knee (arthritis or meniscus tear) fluid may leak out of the capsule and form a cyst behind the knee. The swelling can come and go. If persistent, addressing the cause (i.e. A meniscus tear) often results in disappearance of the cyst. Surgery rarely done for cyst alone. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a benign tumor.?

Location and type: Benign means it is not a cancer but features would depend on tumor type and location. Need additional information. ...Read more

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Benign tumors stays benign forever?

Benign tumors stays benign forever?

Depends on type: Most benign tumors stay benign. There are certain benign tumors that care rarely progress into a malignant growth. ...Read more

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Where can I go to treat a benign tumor?

Where can I go to treat a benign tumor?

To your doctor: Benign tumors are treated by surgeons. So go see a surgeon. You family doctor or PCP can find a surgeon for you if you first see him/her or make contact by phone ...Read more

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Do benign tumors arise by transformation?

Do benign tumors arise by transformation?

Yes: All tumors arise from normal pre existing cells that have undergone some form of transformation. Several oncogenes are turned on to present the benign as well as malignant lesion with immortality. In the case of the malignant tumor additional changes allow for matrix metalloproteinase to be produced to dissolve walls of blood vessels for metastasis and convert e-cadherin to small e cad. ...Read more

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Could benign tumors grow back within 3 weeks?

Occassionally: When a benign tumor is completely resected with margins it wont recurr. While such growths wont metastasize to distant sites, if incompletely removed they can recur within a few weeks of removal but not to the original size. Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans and desmoid tumors of the abdominal wall are frequently seen to recur if margins of resection are involved. ...Read more

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What is the most common form of benign tumors?

What is the most common form of benign tumors?

Mesodermal in origin: The most common tumor that is benign and virtually remains benign is the lipoma. These increase in number with age. Fibromas are similarly benign and remain as such though in going up the fibrous ladder, the fibromatosis are always benign such as plantar fibromatosis and dermatofibromas. Neuromas of peripheral nerves are also common and remain benign. ...Read more

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How much danger is associated with a benign tumor?

How much danger is associated with a benign tumor?

Depends on location: Although a benign tumor will not metastasize (i.e. will not spread to other parts of the body) it can grow and encroach on other body parts adjacent to it. Benign tumors can be serious if they press on vital structures such as blood vessels or nerves.That would be the only significant danger. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: benign tumor?

What is the definition or description of: benign tumor?

"Growth": A tumor by any other name is a growth. It can be either benign or malignant, differentiated based upon the potential to spread (a malignant tumor is, by definition, a cancer). The best way to determine this is by a tissue biopsy, but we can make better predictions based on the organ of origin, physical exam, and x-ray findings. ...Read more

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Why do I have benign tumors in random places in my body?

Why do I have benign tumors in random places in my body?

Usually lipomas: lipomas usually single at the beginning but eventually become multifocal in subcutaneous areas of the body. There is a growth factor that is released (FGF- 1) that stimulates appearance of growths. In vonRecklinghausens disease multiple neurofibromas develop over the skin from head to foot. In both situations, lipoma and neurofibroma if progression noted we see liposarcomas and neuroSa. ...Read more

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Will benign tumors grow and become serious later on in life?

They can: One example of a benign tumor that can grow and cause trouble is a meningioma. It can grow and compress the brain, sometimes leading to death. However, many benign tumors can be successfully removed surgically. ...Read more

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Could benign tumors grow and become serious later on in life?

Could benign tumors grow and become serious later on in life?

Terminology issues: The term malignant is used to describe a tumor known to spread to ; damage tissues ; organs to the point death is possible. Benign tumors are less worrisome.They tend not to spread, but someone may have many individual ones.Their location ; growth may produce problems for the patient.Transformation to a malignancy in unheard of for some benign lesions and rare for others. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could benign tumors grow back within 3 weeks?

Benign tumors: Depending on what benign tumor you are talking about, tumors can start to grow back. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for a benign tumor to grow?

How long is it supposed to it take for a benign tumor to grow?

It depends on what i: Benign tumors typically do not grow. But it depends on where it is located and what does your doctor think it is? A careful physical examination by your doctor is necessary to be sure that it is indeed benign as it is often difficult to tell the difference beween benign and malignant(this one grows in size as you watch it). I would be cautious and seek a second opinion and request an imaging test. ...Read more

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Should I be worried if a benign tumor starts to hurt or twinge?

Should I be worried if a benign tumor starts to hurt or twinge?

Possibly.: Benign tumors do not spread to distant sites. However they can grow and cause local issues. If the growth begins to cause pain it may be causing local damage due to its size. Recommend that you see your primary md for further evaluation. Even benign tumors sometimes need to be removed. ...Read more

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Could benign tumors still kill you?

Yes: Benign tumors, especially in the brain , can kill you as they can grow and damage adjacent brain or cause increased pressure on the brain. Benign lung or GI tumors can cause obstructive pneumonia or bowel obstruction with dire consequences. Benign tumors in virtually any organ can cause irreparable damage if growth is unchecked or the tumors are not removed. Expert consultation is important. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a benign tumor turning malignant?

Highly dependent: This is highly dependent on the location, type of tumor, and treatment of the benign tumor. ...Read more

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Are benign tumors in the lungs rare?

Are benign tumors in the lungs rare?

No: Benign lung nodules are not rare and are found during routine chest x-rays or, more likely ct scans. The most common are hamartomas or adenomas that are totally innocent if they are in the outer lung as usual but can block a lung if they are in one of the bronchial tubes. Although, pet scans can help determine that these are benign, some require surgical removal to assure that they are benign. ...Read more

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Could benign tumors become malignant?

Could benign tumors become malignant?

Depends on situation: There is a middle ground between the common idea of benign (never harmful) and malignant (always harmful). Conditions like tuberous sclerosis can generate tumors that become destructive because of there location, like in the brain or heart. They don't have to travel there like some cancers, they can just pop up anywhere ; interfere with normal tissue. ...Read more

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Hello docs, is a benign tumor considered cancerous?

No: Benign tumor (non-malignant, non-cancerous tumors) can grow at many body sites. Tumors that are benign do not have the ability to spread to other parts of the body. In some instances benign tumors can cause health problems by growing to large sizes and pressing on adjacent structures such as nerves and blood vessels. It would be good to discuss your concerns with a physician. ...Read more

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Benign Tumor (Definition)

A tumor by any other name is a growth. It can be either benign or malignant, differentiated based upon the potential to spread (a malignant tumor is, by definition, a cancer). The best way to determine this is by a tissue biopsy, but we can make better predictions based on the organ of origin, physical ...Read more