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Surrounding cells: All benign tumours tend to remain localized at the site of origin. Most are enclosed by a capsule consisting of fibrous connective tissue derived from the structures in which the lesion is growing and for which the tumor has compressed but not invaded. Well-encapsulated tumors enlarge by a gradual buildup of cells , pushing aside the adjacent tissues without involving them. As such they grow as well-defined masses that displace the normal cells out of the way rather than invading surrounding tissue; ...Read more
"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
Diag w/ papillary thyroid carcinoma columnar cell variant (ccv) tumor sz 1.3 CM part encapsulated no observed metastasis. 50yo f will rad iodine work?
How serious is a malignant tumor that is in its original position and has not yet disturbed or invaded the surrounding tissues?
Serious: By. definition a malignat tumor is not encapsulated and has invaded surrounding tissue. In time if left alone it will metastasize. Treatment depends on type, size and duration of growth. The more aggressive the tumor the greater the need for radical resection. Type will indicate whether regional nodes must be dissected with tumor Discuss with surgeon what bx showed and anticipated approach. ...Read more
One is a neoplasm: An abscess is a cavity that contains pus. It indicates a soft tissue infections that got encapsulated (contained) and now it is a sphere that has pus ( bacteria and dead cells,...) Mast cell tumor is a rare tumor (neoplasm) generally malignant that originates in mast cells .. Mast cell tumors are more common in Dogs in the skin, than in humans. Mast cells release histamine ...Read more
Depends on type: A brain tumor's prognosis depends not just on size, but what type of tumor it is, where it is located, if there are others as well in the brain, and if it can be removed. 3 cm is about the size of a peach pit, but is not necessarily considered large in the brain - it depends on the other factors listed above too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not CA, can get big: Cancers (malignant) tumors lose normal control with other cells, have unrestricted growth; they can enlarge, spread by blood or lymph. Can be fatal. Benign tumors are abnormal, but not cancers. Can get big, but don't spread by blood or lymph. Generally not fatal, although benign brain tumors can cause a lot of trouble-not much room to spare in the skull. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: This depends on what kind of tumor you're talking about, and where it is. Sometimes these show themselves early, sometimes they don't. At 16 it's unlikely you have any tumors anywhere -- but please talk with your physician about any concerns you have about your health, or any changes you've noticed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm scared of having a tumor but can't leave my house how can I reassure my self that I don't have one?
Papilledema: This refers to swelling of the optic disc caused by increased intracranial pressure. So if something is in the brain, let's say a tumor (that should not be there) it causes pressure. The skull is a finite space and if too much fluid builds up it leads to increases pressure. This can be seen by looking in the eyes and sometimes we see papilledema. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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