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Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more
Hard to say: No good screening for ovarian cancer.Studies were done to see if transvaginal sono can detect early case of ovarian cancer in asymptomatic people- only showing that all of the cancer that were detected by the sono-are stage 3 or above. It requires high awareness from the patient, low threshold of suspicion of md, multiple modalities to detect earlier case of cancer( stage 1 or 2)-which can happen. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No.: By definition, a benign tumor does not metastasize (spread to other sites by invading the blood stream or lymphatic system). Extremely rare cases of 'parasitic' or implanted benign tumors (eg leiomyomas of the uterus) are recognized to occur in sites outside their normal origin, but this is thought to be a result of some form of tissue transplantation, and not true tumor ''metastasis' ...Read more
Not many: Hepatocellular cancer usually arises in the setting of cirrhosis, so these folks are (hopefully) watched by their md, otherwise rarely symptomatic until late. Cancer of the bike ducts may cause jaundice early on, but not always before it is also quite advanced. Metastatic cancer in the liver is not typically symptomatic. Pain may indicate a tumor, but again not usually, and often late. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need more details: I highly recommend you consult your oncology team and get evaluated by a gynecology oncologist. Since you are <50, it makes me concerned about a brca mutations (if you have not been tested, then get tested!). Ovarian cancer and breast cancer can be related, especially if brca is positive. If you have a estrogen positive tumor, then stopping the ovaries from making hormone may be beneficial. ...Read more
Depends.: It is notoriously hard to detect early. Pelvic ultrasound and family history along with serum ca-125 are some approaches to early detection that have not been particularly effective. Current research is aiming at identifying a serum proteomic signature of early ovarian cancer that can be clinically useful. ...Read more
: There can be benign tumors in the brain like meningioma or acoustic neuroma. These tumors are not malignant, but can cause symptoms and complications, and are often treated with surgery or radiosurgery. There can be malignant tumors in the brain (cancer). These can be metastatic, or be of primary brain origin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes/No: For early detection of Cancer, there are well defined screening guidelines which your primary care physician can share with you and guide you. For Colon cancer CT scan is not a good screening test. Instead Colonoscopy is the best test,but it is to be done> 40 years of age unless you have any symptoms like rectal bleeding or abdominal pain. Best thing you can do is to have an annual Physical exam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are carcinoid tumors carcinoma? Is malignant metastatic stomach carcinoma that's hereditary a carcinoid cancer? carcinoid Neuroendocrine tumors?
Lump : Her2 cancers may tend to grow and spread faster than Her2 negative cancers. There are also specific medicines that can be used with Her2 positive cancers. However, there are really no symptoms specific for a Her2 cancer. Like all early stage cancers, there may be no symptoms(and the cancer is detected on mammogram or ultrasound), or there may be a palpable mass. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If it's early enough can the tumor be cut out as simple as that? Or does it have to involve some sort of chemotherapy?
Too general: Recommendations regarding management of a "tumor" depends on multiple variables- benign or malignant, type, location, stage. Without further information it is very difficult to answer your question. ...Read more
So glad i did cystoscopy. They
found a 3 milimeter something is sent for biopsy.if this is a tumor caught early do i have more chances to defeat it ?
Yes: It may be nothing. I am glad you will know soon. ...Read more
Few symptoms.: Pituitary tumors are slow-growing and tend not to cause any acute symptoms, allowing them to grow to a relatively large size prior to their discovery. Furthermore, most do not cause hormonal problems, and the usual symptoms they cause (vision change, sometimes headache) are nonspecific and may be caused by a number of other conditions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do you have one?: You know, it’s remarkable how many young people post questions here about CT and MRI scans and brain tumors with never an explanation of why they’re interested. I wonder why they’re all so curious. They must be worried about SOMETHING. It depends on the type, size and location of the tumor, and whether the scan is properly configured to screen for tumors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dumb luck: Like most other childhood tumors, these strike at random. There is a background rate of genetic mutation and getting one of these is as far as we can tell a random event. ...Read more
Here are some...: Look for any sign of obstruction: difficulty swallowing or difficulty breathing are especially important - and sometimes are emergencies requiring er visits. Hoarseness or a change in your speech may be a clue. Be especially alert if you are or have been a smoker or have otherwise used tobacco products. I trust you are consulting your physicisn. Lgromkomd. ...Read more
Early August I got a brain scan with contrast and came back normal...is it possible that now 2 months later tumor developed?
Anthing possible: but 1) while I do not know much about you, I assume that you had an indication for the (NEG) scan. 2) http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/cancer-info/cancerstats/types/brain/incidence/uk-brain-and-central-nervous-system-cancer-incidence-statistics#By2 about the lowest risk age group. The more common (slow growing, NON-mailgnant) type is most likely to show up (meningioma,or pituitary) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There's limitation: Like any radiological testing whether mri, ct scan or bone scan, they cannot detect microscopic disease. Generally speaking, the cancer has to be about 5mm before we can say with some certainty whether it's suspicious or not. For plan xray, the bone cancer needs to have eroded the bone, cause abnormal calcification or elevate the periosteum before it's visible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible for testicular cancer to have spread after early detection and removal? One month has passed since the tumor was removed.
Yes: Testicular cancers are more often detected late than early, known to spread early even after surgery, but the great news , thanks to our oncologists, is virtually they can be cured even with spread , by availability of excellent chemotherapy, best example is cyclist l aramstrong. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a 20cm tumor on my overies this last week i feel like on PMS but to early to be. I have bad cramps down there at night is this normal?
No: A 20 cm mass on the ovary needs to be evaluated and treated. ...Read more
is there any new innovative techniques in the early detection of cancer. I heard aboue circulating tumor cells. ?
Detection: Each cancer is detected currently in different ways. What you are discussing is one way, but if you find tumor cells in the blood then the cancer has already spread beyond its organ of origin. Other new tests being worked on include looking for dna or breakdown products from tumors in blood, urine, or feces. ...Read more
For 55+ female how should early/mid stage GI disorder (e.g. ulcer, tumor etc) affect CBC results ?
Can you tell me about the incidence of liver tumor cancer cells and some cells traveling thru the bloodstream when there is early stage cancer?
Unclear Question!: Please give background of why you ahve this question and then ask a simple questions so that we can explain and simplify your query ...Read more
If a reaccurence of a surgically removed brain tumor reappears is it better to treat it in its early stage with cyberknife,rather than surgery?
Tough question: Michael, I am sorry to hear about this. Regarding the best next step, I would discuss it with a Neurosurgeon, preferably the one who treated you the last time. Then, get a second opinion. Ask him/her specifically if Cyberknife would be an option. Remember that you are the patient and that it is your health that matters. Ask questions. Be proactive. ...Read more
Would a cancerous tumor in the stomach or colon effect routine blood work even in the early stages?
I had a dermoid tumor, ovary, and fallopian tube removed. My next period came a week early and is now more than two weeks long. Is that normal?
"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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