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What's the diffrence in pain and symptoms between a giant cell tumor, malignant, and a benign one?

What's the diffrence in pain and symptoms between a giant cell tumor, malignant, and a benign one?

None: I'm going to assume you are referring to the familiar bone tumor. They can only be distinguished under the microscope, and even this is difficult. Luckily, the malignant giant cell of bone isn't very aggressive, and usually local recurrences can be managed with the likelihood of a good outcome. ...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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Good day! I was diagnosed having giant cell tumor of the tendon sheaths. Can you please tell something about this. Thank you so much.?

Good day! I was diagnosed having giant cell tumor of the tendon sheaths. Can you please tell something about this. Thank you so much.?

Congratulations: We pathologists love these little things -- "fingeroma" or located somewhere else, they are a glorious shade of yellow, totally non-lifestyle-related (a pleasant change from so much of what we see), and utterly benign. If it regrows, no worries, just go back to your surgeon. Don't confuse this with the somewhat more troublesome giant-cell tumor of bone. ...Read more

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Relation of Paget disease of bone and giant cell tumor is what?

Relation of Paget disease of bone and giant cell tumor is what?

Giant: Cell tumor is a rare complication of paget's disease of bone. ...Read more

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Had benign neuroma removed, pituitary microadenoma, now diagnosis with giant cell bone tumor--can there be a link here?

Had benign neuroma removed, pituitary microadenoma, now diagnosis with giant cell bone tumor--can there be a link here?

Pituitary adenoma: There is no known link between pituitary adenomas and giant cell bone tumors. Both are generally benign tumors. Close follow up with a neurosurgeon who specializes in pituitary surgery and an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in bone tumors is essential for both tumor types. Sorry for your difficulties. All the best to you. ...Read more

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Extragonadal germ cell tumor?

Extragonadal germ cell tumor?

The gonads produce: Sperm in men (&testosterone) and eggs/ova in women (& estrogens), and these are also the sites of germ cell tumors. Outside the gonads, the mediastinum and brain (pineal) are the most common extragonadal sites. These are known to produce markers (hcg, alphafeto-protein) and responsve and curable with chemotherapy. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Granulosa cell tumor can be acquired from sex?

Granulosa cell tumor can be acquired from sex?

No: Granulosa cell tumors of the ovary (and more rarely the testicle in men) are not aquired from sexual activity. These are rare tumors and know specific risk factors are known. However, some studies have shown that the majority if these tumors have a mutation in the flox2 gene. It is not known what causes this mutation to occur or if it is the cause if the tumor. ...Read more