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Is Bronchial Adenoma Benign Or Malignant
I have villous adenomatous polyps in duodenum. My doctor took 1 biopsy. I'm going to have another endoscopy but if it's malignant i'll have to have it cut out. What are the long term chances that this is malignant? How long wld it take to recover after su
At age 33, had 3polyps (1 was tubular adenoma) removed during colonoscopy. At age 38, had another 2 benign polpys removed. How common is this in 30s?
It doesn't: You most likely already had tg antibodies before the hyalinizing trabecular adenoma diagnosis is given. Many people has autoimmune thyroid disease with tg antibodies in the background. This has nothing to do with benign or malignant potential although it could cause some problems following thyroglobulin level in the future. ...Read more
Is a radiofrequency ablation of a benign aldosterone producing adenoma < 2.0cm technically feasible?
I am suffering from pleomorphic adenoma I.e benign tumour of partoid gland. I have already undergone for parotidectomy for three times. What can I do?
Medical School: See the best head and neck (ENT) surgeon at the closest University Medical Center near you. ...Read more
Is 2 yr f/u after 1.5cm peicemeal removal of SA in ascending colon on target? &2 tubular adenomas from sigmoid removed, all 3 LGD. Precancer or benign?
Sounds right.: Tubular adenomas do occasionally progress to become cancers. Depends upon size and appearance under the microscope. If there is low grade dysplasia then there is no rush to re-scope. However they do need to be watched (just like you would watch a funny mole on your skin.) Listen to your doc about the appropriate interval for repeating the colonoscope. ...Read more
I have a left adrenal benign adenoma I have just received my blood results for creatinine which is 70 and egfr 79 does this suggest I have CKD stage 2?
No: Ignore the adenoma unless you are an obvious endocrine case or your physician's concerned. We pathologists run the lab and encourage everyone to "look at the person, not the numbers." a single lab value means nothing; a pattern of clearly elevated creatinines over time suggests chronic kidiney troubles but even then the only question is, "what to do? ". ...Read more
If you had a benign pleomorphic adenoma in a minor salivary gland for approx 5 years would you have it surgically removed?
Is a radiofrequency ablation of a benign aldosterone-producing adenoma feasible? If not, why not just resect tumor instead of entire gland?
Only the surgeon who will do this can explain to you what should be done and why.
Surgeons who work on the adrenal are almost always excellent so I would highly recommend that you follow the advice. ...Read more
In my 30s.Eat healthy diet, normal weight, exercise. Have had 5 colon polyps removed between my last 2 colonoscopies? 4 benign, 1 tubular adenoma. Common?
In my 30s. Eat healthy diet and exercise. Have had 5 colon polyps removed between my last to colonoscopies? All benign. 1 tubular adenoma. Risk?
Real risk: Your diet and exercise have little or no impact on your likelihood of developing colon cancer, but are very much worth doing for their own sake, for the fitness satisfaction, and other health benefits. This is mostly about your genes and dumb luck. You'll want to be 'scoped fairly often and little lesions removed promptly to reduce your risk greatly. ...Read more
My former endocrinologist told me that I was likely going to develop cancer from several mris I have had to follow a pituitary adenoma and benign liver tumor. Are mris causing cancer in patients?
Nonsense: Mris use powerful magnets to harmlessly and temporarily change the orientation of atoms in your tissues. They then use radio waves to visualize the image. The change of atom spin and orientation has no effect on the molecules or their function. The type of radiation that causes cancer is ionizing radiation. You get exposed to that with ct scans, xrays, air travel, etc. But not mris. Fear not. ...Read more
I was told I had a benign follicular adenoma after a fna on my thyroid nodule. is it possible to know this without surgery?
Cytology: Looking at a cellular aspirate is the first line test for evaluating a thyroid nodule. It should be collected under ultrasound guidance to ensure the sample is from the nodule. The accuracy is 90%. If there are doubts, the sample slides can be reviewed by a reference expert cytologist. Additionally, molecular testing can be done on material obtained at biopsy or on the pathology slides. ...Read more
My salivary scan found Sjogren's & a right thyroid adenoma. My TSH is 0.6. Ultrasound referral. Is this adenoma most likely benign and insignificant?
I have a small tumor behind ear. Biopsy result came as benign salivary gland tumor, basal cell adenoma. Surgery needed? Is it urgent? Can bcme cancerous?
See ENT: See the head and neck specialist - ENT surgeon, SOON, for specific advice about this tumor. ...Read more
Mom has high CA 19-9 (58.7), pancreatic CT scan clear. Lifelong SLE (lupus), but also new benign adrenal adenoma. Can this explain high tumor marker?
Tumor marker: Tumor markers like ca19-9 should not be used for diagnosis. They only good for follow up after diagnosis was made by tissue biopsy. Use of tumor markers as screening may subject the patients to unnecessary testings which could lead to unnecessary complications. ...Read more
A microscope.: Meningiomas have a very characteristic appearance on brain scans. If they are surgically removed, a pathologist will look at the tissue under a microscope to make the final diagnosis. Sometimes they don't require removal. ...Read more
Benign is non cancerous and malignant is cancerous. Are there any other differences between the two?
Definition: Whole textbooks are written on the behaviors of various sorts of tumors. ...Read more
I heard that benign is non cancerous and malignant is cancerous. Are there any other differences between the two?
Many: Benign tumors are usually slow growing, do not invade or spread to other organs and usually do not kill. The reverse is true for malignant tumors. ...Read more
A challenge: There are many factors that may help in making this distinction. Age plays a big factor as masses in women over 50 are more worrisome. The type of mass is critical as solid or complex masses are more worrisome than simple fluid filled cysts. Size sometimes plays a role although this is less specific. In many cases you can't say 100% until they are out. ...Read more
Possible, not likely: Benign tumors can turn malignant but malignant tumors would rarely, if ever, (i never say never!) become benign except as a result of total tumor destruction by chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Although all tumor is killed, there can be a residual smaller mass because of scar and other tissue. Such a "benign" tumor could sit stable for years and then regrow from residual "dormant" tumor cells. ...Read more
Terminology issues: The term malignant is used to describe a tumor known to spread to & damage tissues & organs to the point death is possible. Benign tumors are less worrisome. They tend not to spread, but someone may have many individual ones. Their location & growth may produce problems for the patient. Transformation to a malignancy in unheard of for some benign lesions and rare for others. ...Read more
Benign vs malignant: Benign tumors do not spread.Get a more detailed answer ›
Pleural tumor: It affects the pleural membrane around the lung. Mainly caused by asbestos exposure. Many people can have thick plaques in the pleura that doesn't grow rapidly which is known as benign pleural plaques. When it becomes malignant the tumor spreads rapidly engulfing the lungs and causing fluid accumulation. ...Read more
No: Small tumors can be malignant, and tend to grow and spread if left untreated. Benign tumors can also grow, and somtimes get big because of lack of symptoms. Only way to tell benign from malignant is to look at cells under microscope. ...Read more
In some ways, occass: Tumor simply means growth. The simple definition of "malignant" includes the ability to invade and metastasize. If a tumor does not have both of those characteristics than it is not malignant. That being said, a benign tumor can grow to large sizes or be in a location that could give the same symptoms as a malignant growth in the same location. There are many examples. ...Read more
Prognosis: Majority of pheochromocytomas are benign only about 10 % are malignant, one third (30 %) out side adrenal gland tumors are malignant. With 50 % 5 yr survival, also show elivated levels of chromogranin a ...Read more
Biopsy: A biopsy is the only way to tell if a tumor is malignant. A pathologist will examine the cells under the microscope and decide. ...Read more
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