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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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Can they missdiag me? They told me I have postural orthostatic tachardia hve many symptomps but also hip leg pain and I am afraid it is brain tumor

Can they missdiag me? They told me I have postural orthostatic tachardia  hve many symptomps but also hip leg pain and I am afraid it is brain tumor

Yes, but: Positional heart rate changes could be related to a myriad of things. Same with leg or hip pain. An md must talk with you face to face. Believe me, as to the brain tumor, every 1st year pathology student thinks he/she has one! not likely cause. ...Read more

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I am a hypochondriac. I am afraid of having a brain tumor after I read that I have all the symptoms, mainly the weakness in leg. My doctor did my blood test, spinal MRI, and neurological tests which came out to be fine. The doctor says that I have anxiety

I am a hypochondriac. I am afraid of having a brain tumor after I read that I have all the symptoms, mainly the weakness in leg. My doctor did my blood test, spinal MRI, and neurological tests which came out to be fine. The doctor says that I have anxiety

Normal brain mri : Practically rules out large symptomatic brain tumor and ms these normal studies should reassure you not make you nervous we are missing something look up the sensitivity for brain MRI this should reassure you and the incidence of primary brain tumors in your age group they are rare. ...Read more

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Surgery on my foot due to plantar fasciitis, heel spur, tumor on nerve about 2wks ago.Painful still. Dr. Gave me a shot of cortisone didn't help. Next?

Surgery on my foot due to plantar fasciitis, heel spur, tumor on nerve about 2wks ago.Painful still. Dr. Gave me a shot of cortisone didn't help. Next?

Follow up : With your surgeon, let them know your condition. Be patient but concerned. 2 weeks post- op is still considered part of the healing time. ...Read more

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Just had surgery on my foot due to plantar fasciits, heel spur and nerve damage which caused me a lot of pain. Found a tumor on the nerve.What is that?

Just had surgery on my foot due to plantar fasciits, heel spur and nerve damage which caused me a lot of pain. Found a tumor on the nerve.What is that?

Neuroma: A neuroma is a thickening of the nerve due to repetetive trauma. They typically remove the nerve that will cause some numbness, but the trade off is that the pain is gone. These are almost always benign. ...Read more

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What happens when a leg tumor is found to be malignant?

What happens when a leg tumor is found to be malignant?

Tumors of: The extremity can be in the bone or soft tissue. These are life threats. W/u for metastasis to lung, then principle is 1. Save life; 2. Save limb; 3. Save function of limb; make it look as best as normal that you can. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens when a removed leg tumor is found to be malignant?

Could you tell me what happens when a removed leg tumor is found to be malignant?

Depends: Where in the leg? (bone, muscle, cartilage, skin) what kind? (sarcoma of bone or soft tissue, squamous or basal cell cancer of the skin, melanoma) how advanced? Can't answer without more info. Good luck nonetheless. ...Read more

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How does a Tumor affect your leg?

How does a Tumor affect your leg?

Depends: It depends on wha kind of tumor you are talking about. If you are talking about primary tumors of the leg bones, they usually cause pain, lump and limping that worsen with time. ...Read more

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I had a tumor removed from my leg they never removed the extra tissue which grew around it what can I do?

I had a tumor removed from my leg they never removed the extra tissue which grew around it what can I do?

Discuss with MD: I would discuss this with your surgeon to make sure it is not a recurrence. If it is a "dog ear", it may require scar revision. ...Read more

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Lets say I have a tumor on the left side of my back near the spine can it cause pain down the back of my right leg?

Possible,not likely: It depends on tumor type, size and location. Leg pain(radiculopathy) from the back comes from the same side as the lesion. A tumor that has encroached upon the spine can cause opposite side pain if it has crossed the midline. ...Read more

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I have an tumor like soft mass in my lower long leg of about 1 inch dia. This is I feel from about 40 years.but now I feel pain while walking?

I have an tumor like soft mass in my lower long leg of about 1 inch dia. This is I feel from about 40 years.but now I feel pain while walking?

Benign tumor: Tumor of lower leg that has not grown or showed signs of malignancy such as metastasis are usually benign. They become of concern when reaching 5-10 cm. in size when nodal lesions noted but rare when pain noted especially on walking. Must rule out some form of claudication unless pain directly related to pressure on lesion. ...Read more

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Can x-Rays detect tumors in your leg muscle?

Can x-Rays detect tumors in your leg muscle?

Yes: The value of x rays in leg tumors is to define the extent of the lesion, and proximity to vital structures such as nerves and blood vessels as well as underlying periosteum of bone. Usually CAT or MRI will provide the needed information. On occasion we use angiogram of the femoral vessels to determine extent of vascularity for resection or whether chemoembolization will improve results. ...Read more

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Whats this foot tickling test for brain tumors?

Whats this foot tickling test for brain tumors?

Reflex: When toes TUR up and lateral in person who is walking eg. Person over 12months age is a reflex that can indicate possible central nervous system when scarp outer suface of bottom of foot. ...Read more

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I had a sarcoma tumor removed from my left leg 8 months ago and i still have pain why is that?

I had a sarcoma tumor removed from my left leg 8 months ago and i still have pain why is that?

Depends: There are many factors that could be causing pain, including but not limited to where the tumor was, how much was removed, postoperative course, radiation therapy if any, rehab care, and many others. Only your physician can reasonably comment further. ...Read more

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It's been a week since my husband had his testicular tumor removed from left, why is his worst pain in his left leg?

It's been a week since my husband had his testicular tumor removed from left, why is his worst pain in his left leg?

Depends: Depends on the exact distribution of pain, whether it is "referred", whether there is associated leg weakness, numbness/tingling, etc. Best bet is to talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Tumor size of a dime removed from my leg a yr ago. now there is a black dot at edge where there's a scar looks like a hairfollicle leekin clr fluid ?

Tumor size of a dime removed from my leg a  yr ago. now there is a black dot at  edge where there's a scar looks like a hairfollicle leekin clr fluid ?

Needs to be checked.: A pigmented mole which grows back and drains fluid is concerning enough to warrant prompt attention. This needs to be seen by your physician or dermatologist promptly. Be well! ...Read more

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I have chronic foot cramps linked to tumor, what to do?

I have chronic foot cramps linked to tumor, what to do?

Please inform: Us what type of tumor you have and where the tumor is located.... ...Read more

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Is it possible to detect a tumor via a Doppler ultrasound in the leg?

Is it possible to detect a tumor via a Doppler ultrasound in the leg?

Yes: most of the lesions in the leg are primary sarcomas. There are very few metastatic lesions other than those spreading to groin nodes. Sarcomas grow as masses and can easily be palpated. If the lesion is deep to skin and begins growing, it spreads the overlying tissue over it so that the margins of the growing lesion may not be clear. Here a Doppler should easily identity its true margins. ...Read more