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Hat is the difference between neuroblastoma and neuroectodermal tumor?

Hat is the difference between neuroblastoma and  neuroectodermal tumor?

Both are Embryonal: Both neuroectodermal (pnet) and neuroblastoma (nb) come from undifferentiated primitive cells and arise out of the cells that form the nervous system. Nb comes from cells that form the peripheral nervous system, while pnet tumors come from cells that participate in the making of the central nervous system. Thus, nb is found outside of the brain and spinal cord, while pnets are found within the cns. ...Read more

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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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What is the difference between neuroblastoma and a neuroectodermal tumour?

Many differences: They are both cancers and may both be derived from primitive neural tissue. Otherwise they can be easily distinguished by a pathologist using a series of special stains. These tests distinguish different cell types. Also these tumors display different genetic abnormalities. Bottom line, these tumors ate derived from very different cells. These tumors are also treated very differently. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a neuroblastoma and a neuroectodermal tumor?

Somewhat similar: Neuroblastoma and primitive neuroectodermal tumros are somewhat related. The neuroblastoma is a type of cancer in children that arises from immature nerve tissue outside of the central nervous system. It usually occurs in the adrenal gland on top of the kidney, but it can be found anywhere along the spine. It is not a brain tumor and represents the most common solid tumor of childhood. Primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNETs) are a group of highly malignant tumors composed of small round cells of neuroectodermal origin that affect soft tissue and bone ie Ewings sarcoma . ...Read more

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What is the difference between glioblastoma and glioma?

What is the difference between glioblastoma and glioma?

GBM is agressive: Glioblastoma is a malignant tumor of the brain. It often invasive and agressive form of brain tumor whereas glioma is often a benign primary brain tumor. Glioblastoma has the tedency to spread locally or to other part of the brain. Treatment of glioblastoma includes combination of surgery, radiatoin with or without chemotherapy. Gliomas usually do not spread and are treated by resection alone. ...Read more

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What is the difference between malignant phyllodes tumor and breast sarcoma?

What is the difference between malignant phyllodes tumor and breast sarcoma?

Phyllodes of breast: Sarcoma is a tumor of the supporting tissues wherever it may be located. Phyllodes is a type of sarcoma that is from the breast stroma tissue. ...Read more

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What is the difference between non-malignant and malignant tumors?

What is the difference between non-malignant and malignant tumors?

Non cancer & cancer: Benign tumors are not cancerous. They grow slowly and don't invade neighboring tissue. They do not spread to other parts of the body, and they can often be removed through surgery. •malignant tumors (also called carcinomas, sarcomas, or lymphomas, depending on the tissue where they originate) are cancers that invade surrounding tissue. A malignant tumor, if untreated, will eventually spread. ...Read more

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What is the main difference between a benign and malignant tumor?

What is the main difference between a benign and malignant tumor?

How they act: Malignant tumors can grow locally and destroy other tissues but can also spread distantly. Benign tumors can grow locally and can cause symptoms if they enlarge but do not spread to distant organs. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is the difference between osteochondroma and osteosarcoma tumors?

What is the difference between osteochondroma and osteosarcoma tumors?

Benign vs cancer: Osteochondromas are the most common form of non-cancerous bone tumors, usually look like they are growing on the bone surface, and do not spread beyond the affected bone. Osteogenic sarcomas are aggressive cancerous bone tumors that typically cause destruction of the involved bone as well as producing new bone in a haphazard fashion. ...Read more

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What is the difference between metastatic and mesothelioma sarcoma?

What is the difference between metastatic and mesothelioma sarcoma?

Metastasis: Mesothelioma sarcoma may be a primary tumor of pleura. Metastatic cancer comes from other organs and spreads to lung and pleura. ...Read more

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Neuroblastoma vs neuroectodermal tumour, what is the difference?

See below: Neuroblastoma is a tumor of the adrenal gland that occurs in children. It has a high cure rate. Neuroectodermal tumors are a group of different tumors affecting the nervous system. See this site for more info. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/neuroectodermal_tumor. ...Read more

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What is the difference between malignant and benign cancers?

What is the difference between malignant and benign cancers?

Cancer: There are benign tumors (grow but don't spread) and malignant tumors (grow and spread to other parts). These last ones are cancers. There is no such thing as a benign cancer even though some behave less aggressively than others. ...Read more

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What is the difference between neoplasm, adenoma, and carcinoma?

What is the difference between neoplasm, adenoma, and carcinoma?

Different tumors: Neoplasm = new growth. Neoplasms can be benign or malignant. An adenoma is a benign neoplasm. A carcinoma is a malignant neoplasm. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is the difference between sarcoma and carcinoma?

What is the difference between sarcoma and carcinoma?

Different cancers: Sarcomas are very rare cancers that arise from bone, muscle, nerves, blood vessels or other connective tissues. Carcinomas are very common cancers that tend form glands. Most common examples are breast cancer, lung cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer and renal (kidney) cancer, among others. ...Read more

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What is the difference between sarcomatoid mesothelioma and sarcoma?

Different tumors: , Sarcomatoid mesothelioma is the least common of the disease’s three main histological cell types: epithelioid, sarcomatoid and biphasic. This type has been called sarcomatous, diffuse malignant fibrous and spindled mesothelioma. It accounts for 7 to 20 percent of all mesotheliomas . The cells appear elongated,and spindle-shaped.The Sarcomas in general are a broad spectrum of malignant tumors arising in supportive tissue such as muscle, bone, nerve and blood vessel tissue. They are unrelated to the mesotheliomas ...Read more

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What is the difference between carcinoma and sarcoma?

Cell of origin: Both are malignancies. Carcinoma arises from the lining tissues- both on the outside (e.g. Skin) and inside(intestine). Sarcomas from the mesenchyme- the tissues inside the lining. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a malignant tumor and a benign tumor?

What is the difference between a malignant tumor and a benign tumor?

Spreading: A benign tumor will get larger but stay in one place. A malignant tumor grows but also spreads to other places in the body to form more growths called "metastases". These are microscopic at first but then get bigger and spread further. Some types of cancers spread very early in their existence and others grow in one place for a while before spreading. Doctors know where spreading is likely to go. ...Read more

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What is the difference between maligant and a benign cancer?

What is the difference between maligant and a  benign cancer?

Overall course.: There are many differences between benign and malignant tumors. A benign tumor is often well differentiated, looks almost normal, and does not spread. A malignant lesion is usually poorly differentiated, ominous looking, and spreads to other sites by blood, lymphatics, and directly. It has a very bad course, and results many times in death unless aggressive treatment is done. ...Read more

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What is the difference between breast cancer and a tumor?

What is the difference between breast cancer and a tumor?

Definitions: A tumor is a general term for a lump or mass in any location in the body. It can be cancerous or noncancerous. Breast cancer refers to malignant cells found in the breast. There are many benign/noncancerous tumors that can be found in the breast. Usually a needle biopsy is performed to determin if cancer is present. ...Read more

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What is the difference between stage and grade for brain cancer?

What is the difference between stage and grade for brain cancer?

Grade is key.: Brain tumors are rated by the world health organization grade, with higher grades generally being more aggressive. Stage is a terminology used in cancers outside of the brain, which describe how much a cancer has spread all over the body. Because brain tumors/cancers generally do not spread all over the body, we rarely use "staging" with primary brain tumors. ...Read more

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Neuroblastoma (Definition)

A type of cancer that forms in certain types of nerve tissue. It most frequently starts from one ...Read more