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How Common Are Aggressive Tumors Found In The Jaw Area
Depends: Tumors in the jaw area can be oral cancers invading into the jawbone or rarely bone cancers of the jaw. These cancers can occur in the setting of chronic alcohol use, smoking, chewing tobacco. A thorough oral exam by an oral surgeon or ENT physician is a start to get an accurate assessment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Common: Soft tissue tumors include lipomas, which are one of the most common tumors in soft tissue. Therefore, in the head and neck, these are quite common. If you are talking about sarcomas (malignant soft tissue tumors), they are much less common. The location is important: neck versus larynx (voice box), versus oral cavity or nasal cavity: location is important in determining outcome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are cancer tumors in the neck hard or soft most of the time and do cancer tumors keep growing if left untreated?
See below: Usually cancers are hard tumors. And yes, cancers continue to grow if left untreated. ...Read more
Is the areola area considered the nipple area and how common and treatable are cancers in that area?
Pagets disease of br: Paget disease of the nipple is a rare form of breast cancer.It occurs less than 5% of all breasr cancers, it can also affect men rarely the cancer may be treatable with surgery and radiation and chemotherapy if there is spread to the lymph nodes prognosis depends on the staging and if there is invasive cancer somewhere else in the breast. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was wondering what are the most common areas of infiltrative metastases for oral low-grade adenocarcinoma?
Unclear: Your question is not clear to me. Please expand and explain it better. Most oral cancers spread to the upper neck lymph nodes. ...Read more
Are benign and malignant nasal tumors common or rare? What are the statistics for benign and malignant nasal tumors and who mostly gets them?
Nasal tumors: The most common tumors of the nasal cavity are squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma variants. They are twice as common in men versus women, and the median age of presentation is in the early to mid 60's. The patient will usually present with chronic sinus congestion or recurrent nasal obstruction. Risk factors include tobacco smoke and occupational exposure (wood dust and textile dust). ...Read more
Are all lymph nodes in the groin area, what most doctors call benign tumors, felt by lightly pressing the area?
No, and no: Lymph nodes are not tumors. An enlarged lymph node is not a benign tumor, though because there are no benign tumors of the lymphatic system, we may call it "benign". The vast majority of groin lymph nodes are not palpable. When I was a barefoot-summers kid, I got big groin nodes whenever it was nice out. Life's to hard already to worry about each lymph node that comes up. Relax. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
They vary in size. : Testicular cancer starts out as a single aberrant germ cell & grows rapidly. Unchecked, it will continue to grow until it erodes through the scrotum, at about softball size. Most are discovered at 1-2cm, when they can be felt by physical exam. Unlike many other cancers, the diagnosis is often delayed as patients postpone workup. This is why self-exams and prompt evaluation is so important. ...Read more
No.: Occasional small lumps that come and go are common. Not large lumps. And certainly not lumps that are progressively enlarging. See your doc to figure out how big they really are and whether they need monitoring. ...Read more
What are some ways to treat a tumor in the knee and after being diagnosed as enchondroma or chondrosarcoma?
Surgery : Depending on the extent of the cancer (enchondromas are benign versus chondrosarcomas which are malignant), pathology, stage, limb function, and overall health status this decision will likely involve surgery. Surgery can range from excision (limb sparing) to amputation, depending on the above details. Radiation therapy (and sometime chemotherapy) may be used in addition to surgery. ...Read more
Are submandibular nodes usually palpable in most people? Are these nodes larger than others? Are the commonly associated with cancer in kids?
Submandibular nodes: Submandibular nodes are palpable in children and teens, most often when there is an associated upper resp. illness. Some illnesses will cause them to get very large, such as Mono and Influenza. Enlarged nodes are not commonly associated with cancer in children. Common rule is if a child has a large cervical node that is tender, then it is a reactive node. Worry if is large, growing and painless ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely: Myxomas are benign tumors. They are unlikely to cause pain as they grow very slowly. ...Read more
How many types of kidney cancer are there? Male, age 55, just removed a tumor in the brain does this mean stage 4?
When there is cancer in the head and neck. Lumps are a symptom. Now do they mean the cancerous lump in lymph nobes? Or lumps grow anywhere In the neck
Bone marrow & Yes: All tissue have stem cells. Stem cells are easily retrieved from the bone marrow and peripheral blood. Adult do have stem cells. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more