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Does liver cancer mean the same as a liver tumor?

Not always...

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Not all liver tumors/masses are malignant. Some liver tumors are benign (such as liver hemangiomas which are benign mass-ike collections of small blood vessels). "Liver cancer" can be a primary growth in the liver (one that started in the liver), or "liver cancer" can represent spread from another body site (metastasis). Ask your physician to clarify terms and to be specific about word meanings.
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Dr. Liawaty Ho answered:

My tumor maker: ca 19-9 is 105. Does this mean its cancer?

Not necessarily

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Ca 19-9 is not to be used to screen for any cancer as it is nonspecific test. Why is it done on you? Any symptoms or any abnormal signs? It can be elevated in different condition such as in pancreatitis, hepatitis, biliary obstruction, or other biliary disease. It may also be elevated in various GI cancer such as colon,liver,pancreas,biliary etc. Follow up with your MD for further evaluation .
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My uncle got diagnosed with pancreas tumor is that mean cancer?

Not necessarily

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There are a number of different pancreatic abnormalities/tumors not all of which are frank pancreatic cancer. He should be able to get more specific information from his doctors, including exactly what it is and also the expected prognosis.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered:

What does benign mean for a tumor? I thought tumors were cancer.

Not cancer

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Tumor is a general term for a mass or swelling. Tumors may be benign or malignant. Benign tumors rarely kill.
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Dr. Kevin Scher answered:

What are tumor markers, and does having them mean that I have cancer?

Blood tests

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Tumor markers are blood tests that are sometimes used to follow progression of cancer once it has already been diagnosed. We rarely, if ever, use tumor makers to make a cancer diagnosis. There are many other reasons why these markers may be elevated including inflammation, infection, etc.
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Supposing you have a tumor on your breast. Does it mean you have breast cancer?

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Definition of tumor is a lump. Most breast lumps are not cancer but they should be evaluated properly, especially in they are changing. If you have any doubt about a breast lump, see your doc please.
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Dr. Barry Rosen answered:

I have a tumor on my left breast and it doesn`t hurt. Does that mean that I have cancer?

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Any new lump in the breast should be a cause for concern, best handled by seeing your gyne or primary care doctor. The only definitive means of diagnosis is a biopsy. While most cancers are not painful, it is not a reliable finding. Hopefully, your doctor will be able to alleviate your concern or refer you to a breast center/surgeon for definitive evaluation. I hope its a false alarm.
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Dr. Wendy Askew answered:

What exactly does it mean when breast cancer (level 1 tumor) has already gone into the bones?

Not good

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That would indicate metastasis of the tumor (spreading to the distant, unrelated organs). It is a very bad sign, indicating an advanced, possibly more aggressive tumor, and usually makes treatment more difficult and has a lower 5 year survival rate.
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Dr. Allen Kamrava answered:

what does n1c means in colon cancer? what does it mean depostits of tumor but without lymph nodes involvement

Characteristics

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These are all characteristics we use to determine the aggressiveness of a cancer. These dictate to us, if and which chemotherapy should be used and other treatments and follow ups accordingly. The features you describe should all warrant a consultation with an oncologist.
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Dr. Chad Levitt answered:

How many hours can a girl that is 12 years old play with the mobile. I mean you know to not get cancer or tumor?

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It is still a bit controversial abut the exact link between mobile use and cancer. Too many variables at this time to determine the answer to your question, however a youngster who is keeping it on and by her ear should limit the use as they are more susceptible to cellular damage and thus predispositions than an adult.
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