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How Can Doctors Tell If An Adrenal Tumor Is Benign Or Malignant
Size and feature: Tumors > 6 CM are high risk for malignancy. Tumors 4-6 CM are in the gray zone (you need to look at other fearues as well). Tumors < 4 CM are less likely to be malignant. There are features on the imaging studies that can also help your physcian determine the likelihood of tumor malignancy potential (hounsfield units, contrast wash out...). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The term malignant can be used in several medical contexts, but is primarily used to describe cancers. More dangerous and disorderly than the benign growth of cells, malignant cells have developed genetic changes that can allow it to invade other tissues in an unregulated way. These tumors can later spread, or metastasize, to other parts of the body and ...Read more
I was diagnosed with an adrenal tumor. My doctor says it's benign, but i'm having a lot of pain. Should I be worried?
Location: Most adrenal nodules are of benign nature and remain stable and non functioning, however they should be monitored on an interval based on size and location. Although you did not describe the nature and location of pain, you will need to discuss this further with your physician. Adrenal neoplasms can be dynamic and there is many cases reports of non secretory nodules becoming hornonally active. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4 years back i had adrenal tumor (11cms. Benign)and had the gland removed. Any chance of it recurring with the other gland. ? Thnks
Can you tell me how masculine feature would appear in a women (virilization) due to a non-adrenal tumor?
Arises from ovary: While most cases of virizilization arise in females developing a tumor of the adrenal gland, on occasion a lesion of the ovary can cause this situation Less than1% of all ovarian tumors.are associated with virilization. Patients typically present with amenorrhea and rapidly worsening signs of virilization with or without mass effect and clitoromegaly, with male-pattern of alopecia . ...Read more
I have an adrenal tumor on my right side, but i'm having pain in my side and back. Is this normal?
Yes.: The adrenal glands are situated atop the kidneys, which are positioned against the back body wall on either side. One common symptom of adrenal tumors is flank pain, but they can also cause many other symptoms affecting multiple body systems because the adrenal glands play many roles in the regulation of important biological processes. If the pain worsens, changes, or moves, see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Depends on the size of the tumor and whether or not it's doing anything (producing any hormone). If the tumor is small and it is a non-functioning tumor, you might not have to do anything about it and can live a normal life with no effect on your life expectancy. There are many people who currently has an adrenal tumor and might not even know it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Adrenal tumor: The adrenal gland is above each kidney that helps regulate hormones for energy and metabolism. Tumors of the adrenal gland are commonly benign (non cancerous). These tumors can also rarely be metastatic tumors from lung cancer or rarely primary adrenal cancers. You should see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What effect will having an adrenal tumor that produces a lot of estrogen have on a female's growth if left untreated?
Take it out: It needs to come out - really rare and potentially malignant. High estrogen levels still increases risk for other cancers, particularly breast and endometrial. Additionally, for the girl, sexual maturity comes quickly, growth will be stunted due to acceleration of growth plate maturity leading to premature closure. Infertiility and other problems. ...Read more
Hello! for a long time for my body appear strange blue dots (bruises). As a small (9yo), i became ill with an adrenal tumor. Is it possible that these?
"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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