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How Fast Does A Partoid Tumour Grow
Do Pituitary gland tumours grow bigger fast or does it take long time for it to get bigger my doctor made me wait 6 months nd am still waiting for mri?
Pituitary tumors: These tumors are generally slow growing and rarely are malignant. As such it is not uncommon to them to be observed without treatment for a period of time. Often, an MRI is done 3-6 months after the initial diagnosis, and then every 6-12 months thereafter. It is always appropriate to discuss concerns about observation with a doctor. ...Read more
"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
Variable: Depends on the situation and patient age. Some can grow very rapidly, but not all. ...Read more
Marked variability: Differerent tumors have different growth rates and the growth rate changes during the life span of a tumor. There is no simple answer to this question. Some tumors may dobule in size in a matter of months and others may take years. ...Read more
How long can a person live with a brain tumor before it is discovered? How fast do those things grow?
Variable: Different tumors grow at different rates. In general it takes a breast cancer about four years to become palpable from the time of onset. If left untreated a breast cance has an average life span of about four years from the time of diagnosis. These are average figures with wide variations among different tumors and patients. ...Read more
Usually slow, but...: Ependymomas, astrocytomas, and peripheral nerve sheath tumors all tend to grow relatively slowly, but the impact of a tumor here is great and if detected, generally surgery should be considered at once. I have one case of an ependymoma that produced symptoms for over ten years before it finallyi wish you good luck. ...Read more
I had an MRI in April, and it was clean. Now I'm worried that I have a brain tumor, could a tumor grow that fast, or would it have been seen on mri?
Depends: Tumors are different for everyone. Some grow fast and some grow slow. Age, genetic factors and ethnicity can contribute. If you are diagnosed with breast cancer, it is important to take time to explore and understand the treatments and options. In general, it can take 2-4 weeks from the time of diagnosis until the first treatment intervention. Be sure you get your questions answered by your dr. ...Read more
I just felt popcorn seed, hard, movable lump in breast; mammo last month said normal. How fast can a tumor grow?
2 years and 8 months ago CT scan w&wo contrast ruled out a brain tumor now im worry again can a brain tumor grow that fast and cause symptoms im 27?
How fast does wilms tumor grow and after 6 months would it be noticed by a physical exam of the stomach or would the ultrasound show wilms tumor after 6 months thanks very much?
Here are some...: Do you have a strong family history of Wilm's tumor, which is very rare? Does the child you might have concerned have congenital anomalies like retardation, defect of iris, etc.? If so, repeat US every 4 - 6 months up to age 8. Besides such, it is not practical to do screening US for all children due to the fear to have Wilm's tumor. So, ask the doctor for individual detail. Best wish to health.. ...Read more
Was told that if the tumours continue to re-grow they would have to remove the whole dura matter. Is this surgically possible?
Ask your doctor: Since you have a doctor giving you this advise...Please ask this question to your treating doctor. Anything can be removed surgically including dura mater, if needed and medically indicated. ...Read more
How fast does Xeloda (capecitabine) work on shrinking tumours and how would this drug cause you to vomit blood?
Xeloda (capecitabine) can shrink tumors in 3-4 weeks time.
It would rarely cause bleedding in the vomitus...It could only happen if it has caused severe mouth/throat ulcerations which is uncommom but it does occur in 1-2% of the patients taking xeloda (capecitabine). ...Read more
Yes: Benign tumors do in fact grow but rather slowly, compared to malignant tumors. The main difference is that benign tumors will not kill you. If left untrated malignant tumors will eventualy kill you some sooner and others a little later. How fast they grow will determine how soon. Hope that helps you ...Read more
Are there any non-malignant (benign) breast tumours/lumps that grow with time? What do they feel like?
Yes: However, they do not have any particular consistency that reliably identify them. Definite lumps, whether palpated or identified on any of the breast studies should usually be biopsied. Lumps that grow quickly and are sensitive may be only cysts and can be drained if necessary. ...Read more
Yes: It is possible. It depends on where the tumor is located, what type of tumor it is. You seem to be describing a lymph node. I have seen lymph nodes with tumor grow fast then stop growing though typically with treatment. I would encourage you to discuss this with your physician. ...Read more
Yes: The standard lipoma presents as small subcutaneous soft nodules 1-2 cm. In diameter. Occassionally one sees an extremity lesion, or one of retroperitoneum, lipomatous in origin reaching 20 cm. Or more in size. If a small lipoma grows quickly and obtains a 10 cm. Dia. It should be resected, because here a malignant change to liposarcoma is possible. ...Read more
Although a cancerous tumor may be too small to be visualized with a scan at the time, how long does it take to grow to 1cm? Weeks or months?
Growth of cancer: You are talking as if cancer is a one disease unfortunately it is not. The rates of growth vary from one cancer to another and in the same cancer as well. Some cancer s are well differentiated other are poorly differentiated so you cannot judge the rate. Usually cancers take months to grow to a measurable sizes rather than years or days. Small cell lung cancer needs weeks to grow to be measured. ...Read more
It depends on what I: Benign tumors typically do not grow. But it depends on where it is located and what does your doctor think it is? A careful physical examination by your doctor is necessary to be sure that it is indeed benign as it is often difficult to tell the difference beween benign and malignant (this one grows in size as you watch it). I would be cautious and seek a second opinion and request an imaging test. ...Read more
Possible mutation: Tumors change. From your question it seems that you are implying that a likely benign tumor (as opposed to using the term cancer) was watched and grew slowly for a while. The it grew noticeably faster. This could suggest that the tumor had changed or mutated or progressed to a higher grade. It biological properties changed so that it appeared more aggressive. ...Read more
You need to show it: Your doctor needs to see it and advise you accordingly. It all depends on the size and if it is new your old, growing or not. If it is new and bigger than one cm, then you need to consult your doctor. ...Read more
It is different: Sarcoma is a soft tissue/bone cancer; carcinoid is a neuroendocrine tumor. They both are completely different disease. Soft tissue sarcomas grow at various rates depending on the aggressiveness of the - could be presented with as fast growing tumor or slower growing process. Same thing with carcinoid- it can be presented as a slow growing tumor or more agressive one in high grade carcinoid. ...Read more
Likely: Need more information. WhT is the type of tumor and where is it? Why not removed. Give a good history and then let's go from there ...Read more
I'm on a very limited amont of mony each month I need to find a gynecologist fast like now thy found 20cm tumor around my overis?
Investigate: A teaching hospital clinic with gyn oncology fellows might have lower costs. Our teaching clinic charges a sliding fee based on income and ability to pay. The residents and fellows are closely supervised by the teaching attending staff and in my experience do a great job. A google search shows md anderson and ut sowthwestern medical center have training programs, but don't know about fees. ...Read more
Likely, yes!: Most cancers do not sit still. They tend to grow in size and may spread. But benign tumors may not change in size over such a period of time. You need to tell us your story in detail. ...Read more
Would you do neadjuvant therapy for a 37 year old women with a fast growing tumor, er+, pr+, her-?
Cancerous Tumor on lymph node in Chest Grew from 25/35 to 26/37 over last 2months. Would this be Considered a Fairly Fast Growing Tumor?
Why do you ask?: "Fairly fast growing tumor" is not a term used in medicine. Cancers are unpredictable and deadly. The change in size might be within the variability of the scan to read and it could be stable for now. Many chest cancers grow much faster. The key is to discuss the case with physicians you trust getting a consult if you feel you need one. ...Read more
Why would fibroid tumor grow back just a month after having it removed with dnc? Can those spread in other organs? What will obgyn do now?
Serious issue: Fibroids are benign smooth muscle tumors (leiomyomas). If surgically removed they are not likely to grow back, and if they do they should do so slowly as they are slowly-growing tumors. So if there has really been re-growth documented, for example by ultrasound, in just a month something else is going on. Have your doctor check the pathology report for any sarcomatous tissue. ...Read more
I had a hernia repaired 2007, had repaired in 2010. In 2014, had fatty tumor removed from same area. Could tumor grow due to hernia surgeries?
Friend has an baseball sized tumor? Growth on the outside of his chest. It looks soft & says it 's bleeds when he moves to fast& 2 tiny 1's on arm
May be sarcoma: Most common lesions to reach baseball size on chest wall are lipomas. However they don't bleed. One must consider if primary, that lesion is a form of angiosarcoma or vascular dysplastic melanoma. Treatment never offered unless dx available. If easily resectable, this approach needed. Two other lesions may represent mets and once dx made, PET/CAT important to find other possible sites. ...Read more
If there is no tumor, what other conditions/issues would cause person (I'm 40) to increase secretion of growth hormone & cause height to grow @ my age?
Increase height @ 40: If there is no tumor, what other conditions/issues would cause person (I'm 40) to increase secretion of growth hormone & cause height to grow @ my age? ANS: the only reason I know of for an increase in height at your age is new shoes or bad height measurement or someone playing a trick on you. Please get more details and can do 2nd opinion. ...Read more
What could cause a pituitary tumor (less enhancing) to grow from. 7mm to. 9mm, largest dim, in 2 years, then shrink to. 6mm w/i 5 years? If nonfunctional, would you continue to follow w/ mris?
It depends: It depends on the tumor type and if any medication was taken. You will need to follow with a neurosurgeon to keep an eye on the tumor. If it stays small and doesn't cause any symptoms (e.g. Visual field loss), your surgeon may decide to just follow it with serial mris. Don't forget, every surgical procedure carries risk. ...Read more
Brain tumor: This is an extremely complex question. Brain tumors come in many different types and based on the cell origin can be extremely slow growing taking years to become large and symptomatic versus the more malignant which can double in size in a matter of months. ...Read more
Confusion,: Dizziness, memory loss, slurred speech, loss of balance, weakness on one side of the body, seizures or blurred or double vision could signal a stroke or brain tumor, so always demand prompt medical action in those circumstances. Isolated headache is rarely caused by brain tumors. ...Read more
Depends on type: The type and grade of the tumor will determine the growth rate. If the brain tumor is benign, it may grow slowly for months to years before causing symptoms (ie. Meningioma). If the tumor is malignant or aggressive, it will grow rapidly over about 6-12 weeks. Manifestation of symptoms depends on location. If it is adjacent to areas that control movement or speech, the symptoms are seen sooner. ...Read more
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