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MRI was taking of Large fatty mass in back of shoulder, came back as lipoma. can lipoma turn into liposarcoma?

MRI was taking of Large fatty mass in back of shoulder, came back as lipoma. can lipoma turn into liposarcoma?

No,: but sometimes it may be difficult to distinguish a lipoma from a low grade liposarcoma on imaging, particularly the larger lesions. Lipomas are much more common. ...Read more

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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Was diagnosed with fatty liver disease, had lymp node removed from side of fsce they are in neck belly chest mass pancreas think sarcoids can be cance?

Was diagnosed with fatty liver disease, had lymp node removed from side of fsce they are in neck belly chest mass pancreas think sarcoids can be cance?

Talk to your doctor: It could be but we can not answer that . You had lymph nodes removed and it must have been examined by the pathologist and your doctor should have the report. Discuss it with your doctor what the reports say . ...Read more

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Having a 3.5 tumor removed on upper thigh. What type of tumor or fatty tumor can it be? Surgeon says most likely lipoma but the pain is unusual.

Having a 3.5 tumor removed on upper thigh. What type of  tumor or fatty tumor can it be? Surgeon says most likely lipoma but  the pain is unusual.

Ur Dr. Knows Best: If your surgeon thinks it is a lipoma, that's more-than-likely correct. Although often painless, angiolipomas (benign) can cause pain. Also, if the lipoma is under the fascia next to muscle, it may cause pain. I'm sure the surgery will go well and you'll know with 100% certainty what it is. Good luck! ...Read more

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Will chemo help pancoast tumor shoulder arm pain?

Will chemo help pancoast tumor shoulder arm pain?

Pancoast: It depends. If pressure is lessened on the surrounding tissues, nerves, vessels, then arm pain could lessen. ...Read more

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Left breast shoulder & neck pain on and off had 2 breast ultrasounds showing swollen nodes in breast and under arm , what could be causing this ?

Left breast  shoulder & neck pain on and off  had 2 breast ultrasounds showing swollen nodes in breast and under arm ,  what could be causing this ?

Mastitis?: Infection or inflammation in the breast could cause the symptoms and ultrasound findings you describe. If they do not resolve with anti inflammatory or antibiotic treatment an outpatient needle biopsy of an abnormal node might be necessary. ...Read more

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Can ultrasound be done on back of shoulder blade right of spine show tumor in rt breast?

Can ultrasound be done on back of shoulder blade right of spine show tumor in rt breast?

No: The shoulder blade, chest wall and lung are in the way and the breast is unlikely to be seen at all. ...Read more

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Could a fat lobule in breast come back as benign breast tissue on core biopsy pathology?

Could a fat lobule in breast come back as benign breast tissue on core biopsy pathology?

Breast biopsy: Fat is a normal benign part of the breast, so a biopsy of the breast could potentially only show fat. However, usually in breast biopsy the tissue Of interest is the fibrous stroma containing the breast lobules and ducts. If a pathology report says 'benign breast tissue' this would generally refer to benign stroma/ducts/lobules, and not just fat. ...Read more

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On left knee- inner, fatty part- I have several large bean size moveable, tender lumps. Conditions that could cause this? Cancer? Begnin cysts?

Yes, all of the abov: Asking same question daily would not help you and also wastes physician time. A visit to a doctor's office is the only solution to your concerns, so go see one please! ...Read more

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Age 19.mrcp shows pancreatic duct head body tail dilated,abrupt cut in head region,branches & tail narrowing,duct 6mm.DOC on this site said hve cancer?

Age 19.mrcp shows pancreatic duct head body tail dilated,abrupt cut in head region,branches & tail narrowing,duct 6mm.DOC on this site said hve cancer?

Possible: (MRCP) an exam uses magnetic resonance imaging to visualize the biliary and pancreatic ducts in a non-invasive manner. It is used to determine if gallstones are lodged in any of the ducts. If narrowing of the duct in the head is present one can suspect an intraductal lesion which has not yet converted to invasiveness and produced painless jaundice of pancreatic Ca. Duct brushings by ERCP needed. ...Read more

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Had 3 drs look at invisible lump, no biop. Decided its deep lipoma partly on spine. I found almost matching pair below ribs. Spot on back liposarcoma?

Had 3 drs look at invisible lump, no biop. Decided its deep lipoma partly on spine. I found almost matching pair below ribs. Spot on back liposarcoma?

Probably not: Most subcutaneous above muscle fascia tumors are lipomas. Common to have multiple lipomas at the same time. The lipoma is soft compared to liposarcoma which is firm. Soft fatty tumors under 10 cm. in size are for the most part benign. The growing lipoma which becomes firm is usually the Sa. In very large lipomas, one can find variations with lipoma and Sa mixed in the same growth. ...Read more

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Whats a small fatty tumor on the lower back?

Whats a small fatty tumor on the lower back?

Lipoma: Likely a lipoma - a benign fatty tumor. However, if you have rapid growth, skin changes or more symptoms of concern - get checked out to be safe. Some soft tissue cancer can start by looking innocent. ...Read more

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Thoughts on 1.4 cm isoechoic thyroid nodule with peripheral calcification and moderate blood flow. Also round lymph node on other side of neck?

Consult Endocrinedoc: An Endocrinologist is the best doctor to guide you in this matter. This thyroid nodule needs close follow up and will likely require a FNAC(needle biopsy) to confirm the diagnosis. But you have sometime to find the right doctor. Such nodules are slow to change, so a follow up evaluation in 6 mo may be another alternative which I am sure your present doctor would have offered as one of your choices ...Read more

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Symptoms of brain tumor on left front lobe?

Symptoms of brain tumor on left front lobe?

Depends: Size and location of the tumor have a lot to do with delineating the symptoms. The frontal lobe has a few different functions. Among them; speech, personality deficits and/or motor problems on the right side of the body can result. ...Read more

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Thyroid mass 3.5cm enlarged nodes on same side of mass. Mass hard non moveable. None of it hurts gotta get ct scan done. Likely cancer or cyst?

Thyroid mass 3.5cm enlarged nodes on same side of mass. Mass hard non moveable. None of it hurts gotta get ct scan done. Likely cancer or cyst?

This needs: attention as soon as practicable but no diagnosis is possible without TESTING which may include CT, and specialized THYROID SCANNING! A biopsy (needle) may also be required! Your PCP may wish to refer you to a Board Certified ENDOCRINOLOGIST! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Ct scan found a lesion on my liver, a 6mm nodule on my lung, 2 tracheal lymph nodes 1cm each?

Ct scan found a lesion on my liver, a 6mm nodule on my lung, 2 tracheal lymph nodes 1cm each?

Follow up CT: The importance of the findings may depend on why your ct scan was done. Current guidelines suggest Incidental single lung nodules between 4-6 mm in patients over 35 need follow ct scan, the interval between scans is dependent on the risk of cancer (smokers, exposure to asbestos, etc). 10mm(1cm) lymph note near trachea is upper limits of normal size. ...Read more

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Mom (46y/o) has small, hard, circular immovable&painless lump on the forehead which appeared during her 20s & diagnosis multiple benign cyst on breast. Help.

Mom (46y/o) has small, hard, circular immovable&painless lump on the forehead which appeared during her 20s & diagnosis multiple benign cyst on breast. Help.

Tricky: not quite sure of the question. ithout an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, Dermatologic conditions are hard to evaluate without seeing them in person. if the lump is pigmented, some risk of it developing into a cancer. If not pigmented not sure that's even possible. Benign cysts in the breast are not a risk factor of cancer ...Read more

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