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Is a mature teratoma cancerous?

Is a mature teratoma cancerous?

Very unlikely.: A teratoma is a tumor made up of normal organ tissues in a unusual location. Tissues may be more or less mature. The more mature the cells are, the more normal they are hence the less chance of them acting in a malignant way. There's a very slim chance that a teratoma behaves as a malignant tumor, but follow-up is critical: the more time passes after removal, the better the chances. ...Read more

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Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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Are teratoma tumors genetic?

Are teratoma tumors genetic?

Some are: Teratomas arise from cells that can differentiate in to a host of tissue types and can be associated with chromosomal (genetic) abnormalities or with inherited syndromes. However, vast majority are sporadic and will not be passed on to the kids. ...Read more

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Benign endocervical tissue showing immature squamous metaplasia, what is that?

Benign endocervical tissue showing immature squamous metaplasia, what is that?

ask yiour Gynecologi: The doctor who did the test can explain it better. But basically the test is looking for cancer cells which your report says you do not have at the present time. But continue to follow with annual pap tests so that this abnormalityy(minimal abnormality) resolves or gets monitored for any worsening. It is all a very slow process, not of any immediate concern but not always predictable. ...Read more

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Is immature follicles same as cysts in ovaries?

Is immature follicles same as cysts in ovaries?

No: Immature follicles have not matured to the point that they are functional. Cysts occur once they have matured but are the result of improper function. They can result from other hormone imbalances in the body such as with high androgens (testosterone/DHEA) levels or low Progesterone levels. They can also form after an egg leaves properly from the ovary and are the result of bleeding/ inflammation. ...Read more

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Extragonadal germ cell tumor?

Extragonadal germ cell tumor?

The gonads produce: Sperm in men (&testosterone) and eggs/ova in women (& estrogens), and these are also the sites of germ cell tumors. Outside the gonads, the mediastinum and brain (pineal) are the most common extragonadal sites. These are known to produce markers (hcg, alphafeto-protein) and responsve and curable with chemotherapy. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is primitive neuroectodermal tumor?

What is primitive neuroectodermal tumor?

PNET: Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor (PNET) is a malignant (cancerous) neural crest tumor. It is a rare tumor, usually occurring in children and young adults under 25 years of age. Check out this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primitive_neuroectodermal_tumor ...Read more

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What're embryonic stem cells?

What're embryonic stem cells?

Perhaps our future.: A human embryo consists of 50-150 embryonic stem cells 4–5 days after fertilization, and those few cells eventually differentiate into all of the different specialized cells that compose the entire human body. Since those stem cells can potentially be anything they want to be, the potential for curing multitudes of human disease, using them, is enormous. ...Read more

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Embryonic stem cell caused tumors, is this true?

Embryonic stem cell caused tumors, is this true?

Yes: Yes those stem cells have all the genetic markers form their hosts and therefore include tumor possibilities. One of the downsides of embryonic stem cells at this time. ...Read more

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Stg 1a/Grd 1 mucus ovary tumor. No stroma invasion.cell wall rupture admixed w/ granulation tissue. Rght ovary/tube removed. Borderline or pre-cancer?

Stg 1a/Grd 1 mucus ovary tumor. No stroma invasion.cell wall rupture admixed w/ granulation tissue. Rght ovary/tube removed. Borderline or pre-cancer?

Ovarian ca: Hi, I think I answered this question last night, per information you have provided the tumor is cancerous and fortunately because it's stage 1 then the survival rate is very high, the surgery should be curative. ...Read more

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Testicular cancer: what is a non seminomous germ cell tumor?

Potentially serious: A nonseminomatous germ cell tumor is a malignancy that has multiple origins within the testicle. It is less common, but potentially more serious, than seminomas of the testicle. Early and aggressive treatment is necessay and can lead to cure in many patients that present with limited disease. Systemic chemotherapy is now available for patients that present with advanced tumors. ...Read more

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Mesothelioma biopsy says 'portions of fibrous tissue infiltrated by malignant cells forming nests. tumor cells +'ve for CK7 and calretinin. prognosis?

Mesothelioma biopsy says 'portions of fibrous tissue infiltrated by malignant cells forming nests. tumor cells +'ve for CK7 and calretinin. prognosis?

Marker not prognosis: CK7 and calretinin are used to verify that the tumor is mesothelial in origin (versus adenocarcinoma of the lung). It does not provide information about prognosis. Factors associated with pleural mesothelioma prognosis include: functional status, blood counts, histology (epithelial best vs fibrosarcomatous poorest), and tumor size (degree of involvement of pleural cavity). Several new trials. ...Read more

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Are pelvic tumors, like malignant ovarian tumors, genetic?

Are pelvic tumors, like malignant ovarian tumors, genetic?

To some extent: Almost all tumors have a genetic component in that heredity plays a role in the susceptibility to cancers. In the case of ovarian cancer there are a few well characterized genetic markers that portend higher incidence, e.g., brca 1 and brca 2. ...Read more

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Abundant benign appearing follicular epithelial cells, hemosiderin-laden macrophages and colloid present, favor adenomatoid nodule. ?

Glad to hear it: Your thyroid nodule is benign. You may have several and they are probably benign as well. Nobody knows what causes these little adenomatous nodules, but they have very little tendency to turn bad. ...Read more

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If both benign and malignant tumours are formed by abnormal cell division, what makes malignant tumours cancerous and benign tumours non-cancerous?

If both benign and malignant tumours are formed by abnormal cell division, what makes malignant tumours cancerous and benign tumours non-cancerous?

Power to invade: Tumors are in fact caused by the accumulation of a series of genetic mutations. If something is going to be cancer, the mutations destabilize the genome and eventually mutations give the ability of the cells to invade and spread as they do early after conception. The idea that tumors are "cells dividing too rapidly" is fundamentally wrong and confusing -- it's the loss of controls. ...Read more

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How are adult stem cells and embryonic stem cells different?

How are adult stem cells and embryonic stem cells different?

Stem Cells: Check out regenexx.Com for more info. Basically adult stem cells are usually from your own blood, fat or bone marrow. Embryonic stem cells are from fetal tissue and umbilical cord blood and tissue but are not your own unless you had this harvested when you were born. ...Read more

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Stage 2 vericocele in left testis diabetic from 8 years semen count 46.8 million/ml, motility 60%, morphology 70%, immature germ cell present, is it gud?

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Stage 2 vericocele in left testis diabetic from 8 years semen count 46.8 million/ml, motility 60%, morphology 70%, immature germ cell present, is it gud?

That's good...: The report is good and favorable to impregnate suitable females. But note: some 15% of adult men has some degree of varicocele, usually in left side, and carrying no clinical significance. So, don't worry, but make sure the female partner is evaluated if infertility is concerned since females contribute some 50% as direct causes for couple's infertility. Talk with treating doctor timely. Best... ...Read more

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What is sacrococcygeal teratoma?

What is sacrococcygeal teratoma?

Tumor of infancy: Sacrococcygeal teratoma or sct is a tumor that normally occurs in infants located at the tailbone. Can be quite large or small. Can usually be picked on prenatal ultrasound. Occurs more commonly in girls and if removed promptly will most likely be benign. ...Read more

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Teratoma (Definition)

Teratomas are benign or maligant growth that may contain multiple cell types. It is possible that they developed from a stem cell that had the ability differentiated into ...Read more