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Hypoechoic Glands Are Cancerous
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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