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What questions do I ask the doctor about my 10 month old girl having a benign hemangioma vascular breast tumor?

What questions do I ask the doctor about my 10 month old girl having a benign hemangioma vascular breast tumor?

It is an uncommon en: Hemangiomas are benign growths which frequently regress as the baby grows in age. Sometimes they may continue to growth and require treatmnt. There are very few doctors who are familiar with their managment. So if it is growing, you should seek a second opinion ask to be referred to a children's hospital in a major city like in philadelphia or boston where there are known experts who can guide you. ...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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Could a cancerous tumor look like a hepatic hemangioma?

Could a cancerous tumor look like a hepatic hemangioma?

Yes it can: Hemangiomas in the liver are a fairly common finding on the ct scans. They can mimic a cancer. So it takes some effort for the radiologist to make a distinction, but it can be separated by the team of oncologist and radiologist working together and consulting each other. ...Read more

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It is possible that a cancerous tumor look like a hepatic hemangioma?

It is possible that a cancerous tumor look like a hepatic hemangioma?

Depends on Test: An ultrasound may not be able to distinguish between the two; however, a ct or MRI performed specifically looking for a hemangioma, can usually easily tell the difference. ...Read more

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Docs, could a cancerous tumor look like a hepatic hemangioma?

Docs, could a cancerous tumor look like a hepatic hemangioma?

Yes: A metastatic lesion to the liver can look like a hemangioma. This is easily resolved with a vascular scan, an arteriogram or a PET which can rule in or out the question of malignancy is this is a major concern to the radiologist. ...Read more

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Had a stg 1A/grade1 ovary mucus tumor 2013. Now have a 2.8x1.9cm cavernous hemangioma in 7th liver segment. T2 hyperintense/well margined. thoughts?

Had a stg 1A/grade1 ovary mucus tumor 2013. Now have a 2.8x1.9cm cavernous hemangioma in 7th liver segment. T2 hyperintense/well margined. thoughts?

Unrelated conditions: Ovarian cancer in general has no association with cavernous hemangiomas of liver regardless of the stage of ovarian disease. One has to periodically check pelvis for possible recurrence of ovarian disease even if unlikely. Most hepatic hemangiomas are small and asymptomatic at the time of diagnosis, and they are likely to remain that way. In addition, malignant transformation has not been seen ...Read more

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Had a cat scan of brain. Aunt had a hemangioma a few years ago. No other tumors in family. What is the risk of this scan giving me brain cancer?

Had a cat scan of brain. Aunt had a hemangioma a few years ago. No other tumors in family. What is the risk of this scan giving me brain cancer?

Very very low: Brain tumors are not very heritable. Hemangiomas are not really brain tumors but actually tumors of the brain blood vessels and to my knowledge are not caused by radiation. ...Read more

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I have a giant liver hemagioma of 17cmx11cmx14cm having this tumor would it cause my cortisol levels to be high and in turn weaken my immune system ?

I have a giant liver hemagioma of 17cmx11cmx14cm having this tumor would it cause my cortisol levels to be high and in turn  weaken  my immune system ?

NO: you are born with it , small ones on liver need observation , larger ones some times need surgery for fear of massive hemorrhage and rapture of liver depending on location. Most of the time need segmental recession of involved area ( even lobe ) Surgery is safe in experienced hands .Speak to your doctor . ...Read more

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Hemangioma benign pelvic tumor may i know it s treatment it causes pain also my mom is 74years old she is diabetic?

Hemangioma benign pelvic tumor may i know it s treatment it causes pain also  my mom is 74years old she is diabetic?

Need to be sure that: "hemangioma" is the cause of the pain. There are surgicalm radiofrequency, and radiation methods of obliterating a finding, but it may not affect her pain. Severe diabetics can have vrey painful diabetic neuropathy. Dm & hemangioma not related, and neither may be the cause of her pain. Consult a pain specialist too. ...Read more

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Dr. James Sidman
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Hemangioma (Definition)

An hemangioma is a condition in which a person has an enlarged, abnormal growth of blood vessels on his skin and/or elsewhere inside his body. Large hemangiomas, multiple ones, or dangerously located ones can cause serious problems. Babies with small or few "strawberry" hemangiomas on the skin ...Read more