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Is hypoechoic cancer?

Is hypoechoic cancer?

Not necessarily: This is a description of ultrasound characteristics of a finding - it doesn't bounce back sound waves in relation to surrounding structures. More often, benign findings or cysts are hypoechoic. Additional scans may help confirm. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Can a blocked saliva gland b cancerous?

Can a blocked saliva gland b cancerous?

See an ENT Doctor: Your doctor can find out what is the cause of your problems. A stone can form and block a salivery gland. Cancer is unlikely but sometimes benign tumors can arise in the duct and can cause a block. That is why you need a good ENT surgeon to investigate the cause of your problem and guide you into treatment. ...Read more

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How come many forms of cancer begin in glands?

Adenocarcinoma: Glands all begin as outpouchings of surfaces and these are the cells that come into contact with various chemicals -- including many from nature -- that can damage genes. They also renew their cells and this allows overgrowth of mutated clones that eventually become cancer. This is a good question that's often not addressed in general medical education. Thanks for asking. ...Read more

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Why do so many different forms of cancer begin in glands?

Why do so many different forms of cancer begin in glands?

Easy transformation: The glands produce various factors from mucous to hormones while the supportive structures such as muscle, nerve, bone are not as exposed to environmental factors where viruses and carcinogenic agents can enter. Thus breast, colon , lung glandular tissue are common sites for cellular transformation. ...Read more

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1.4cm hypoechoic module identified within the left ovaryof uncertain etiology. Can this be cancer?

Possible : This is not enough information to have a sure answer, however, there is a very small possibility. Hypoechoic ovary nodules are usually just cysts, and non-cancerous. The only reason for concern would be if the cyst were multilocular (has more than one compartment). I recommend discussing this further with your doctor to have a full understanding. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have been told i have resdidue tissue on my thymus gland but not cancerous should i still be concerned?

I have been told i have resdidue tissue on my thymus gland but not cancerous should i still be concerned?

Need more info: We all have a little bit of residual thymus in adult life. Did you have a thymus tumor that was treated? If you did not have any thymus tumor ever, residual thymus tissue is not a cause for concern, ...Read more

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Is subcentimeter heterogeneous hypoechoic lesions of the thyroid likely to be cancerous ?

Is subcentimeter heterogeneous hypoechoic lesions of the thyroid likely to be cancerous ?

No: A large study found that nodules less than 2.5 cm are usually harmless. It is also reassuring that there are multiple nodules. Thyroid nodules very common and frequently harmless. ...Read more

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What is adrenal gland cancer?

See below: There are two part of the adrenal gland and each has different types of cancer. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/adrenalglandcancer.html. ...Read more