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Could benign tumors grow back within 3 weeks?

Could benign tumors grow back within 3 weeks?

Occassionally: When a benign tumor is completely resected with margins it won't recurr. While such growths won't 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

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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


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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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Are benign tumors malignant when they are growing bigger in size?

Are benign tumors malignant when they are growing bigger in size?

No: Small tumors can be malignant, and tend to grow and spread if left untreated. Benign tumors can also grow, and somtimes get big because of lack of symptoms. Only way to tell benign from malignant is to look at cells under microscope. Read more

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Please tell me, are benign tumors malignant when they are growing?

Benign tumors: Benign tumors can and do grow, and some benign tumors have potential to become malignant. Just because a benign tumor is growing doesn't mean it is malignant. However, best to see your doctor to figure out whether a tumor is benign or malignant. Read more

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Please explain why does my body grow random benign tumors in random places of my body (internal feet, bones, joints, spine)?

Please explain why does my body grow random benign tumors in random places of my body (internal feet, bones, joints, spine)?

Hard to say: There are several disorders that have this feature and without a history, exam and some tests, it is hard to say which type would be involved. Read more

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When I was 13 years old I had a benign tumor removed from my chin containing bone and hair. Now, an adult woman, I grow hair on my chin. Told it is pcos, but wondering whether the two can be related.

When I was 13 years old I had a benign tumor removed from my chin containing bone and hair. Now, an adult woman, I grow hair on my chin. Told it is pcos, but wondering whether the two can be related.

Highly unlikely: Hair growth is generally found in women with somewhat elevated testosterone or androstenedione. This is most often found to be from pcos. This is not related to your earlier tumor. This can be treated with medications. Please consult your gynecologist. Read more

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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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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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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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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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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