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Doctor insights on: Is Bronchial Adenoma Benign Or Malignant

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How is bronchial adenoma diagnosed?

How is bronchial adenoma diagnosed?

Scan and biopsy: A scan of the chest should show it and a biopsy should confirm it. ...Read more

Malignant (Definition)

The term “malignant” is mainly used in the context of cancer, but can also be used to describe a condition that can be acutely damaging to the body, ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of bronchial adenoma?

Cough, shortness of: Breath. Many are don't cause symptoms and the type of adenoma can determine what symptoms, if any a person has. ...Read more

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What are the complications of bronchial adenoma?

What are the complications of bronchial adenoma?

Primary brain tumor: This is a serious aggressive cancer in a critical location of the brain. Location in the brain stem usually makes it inoperable. Consult with your cancer doctor. ...Read more

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If 4 cm follicular adenoma removed with hemithyroidectomy 11 yrs ago, what are chances my new-found nodules in remaining lobe could be malignant?

Depends on size,: Whether or not it is growing, whether it is hot or cold nodule, and a whole host of other factors. But I believe it is no different than someone who has never had a previous adenoma. ...Read more

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Is all bronchial tube cancers malignant?

Is all bronchial tube cancers malignant?

Yes: When you use the word cancer, it implies malignant. However, there are many tumors (abnormal growth of cells) that are not cancer/malignant. ...Read more

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How long can a 5mm adenomatous colon polyp take to turn into malignant cancer?

How long can a 5mm adenomatous colon polyp take to turn into malignant cancer?

Very slowly if at al: Colon polyps can change into cancer but usually take a long time (monthst o years).Yet it is a good idea to get it removed before it gets much bigger and there is also some uncertainty as to how long it takes to become cancerous. ...Read more

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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?

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?

See below: Whether it is common or not, you need to have colonoscopy at regular intervals, not exceeding five year between colonoscopies. You may consult this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/colon-polyps/basics/definition/con-20031957 ...Read more

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Why would a hylanizing traebuler adenoma make thyroglobulin antibodies if its benign?

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

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Is a radiofrequency ablation of a benign aldosterone producing adenoma < 2.0cm technically feasible?

Is a radiofrequency ablation of a benign aldosterone producing adenoma < 2.0cm technically feasible?

Not that I'm aware: Hi. I've never heard of RF ablation being used in the case of an adrenal adenoma. maybe it's being done experimentally somewhere, but it's not an accepted treatment. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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If you had a benign pleomorphic adenoma in a minor salivary gland for approx 5 years would you have it surgically removed?

If you had a benign pleomorphic adenoma in a minor salivary gland for approx 5 years would you have it surgically removed?

Yes: These lesions can grow and can undergo malignant transformation. I almost always rec excision. Find an ENT doctor who does frequent parotidectomies with facial nerve dissections. ...Read more

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Is a radiofrequency ablation of a benign aldosterone-producing adenoma feasible? If not, why not just resect tumor instead of entire gland?

Resection: 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

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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, normal weight, exercise. Have had 5 colon polyps removed between my last 2 colonoscopies? 4 benign, 1 tubular adenoma. Common?

Follow-up care: Colon polyps are not normal, but it is good that you had colonoscopy to have these removed. Do you have family history of colon cancer? Even if you do not, do follow your doctor's advice for follow-up colonoscopy at no more than five years from now.
Wish you good health. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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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

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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?

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?

Need more info: The thyroid nodule could be from numerous causes. The ultrasound is very appropriate as would blood tests involving thyroid hormone production. Occasionally, the nodule may even need a biopsy ...Read more

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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?

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

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What tests or procedures are used to determine, if meningiomas are benign or malignant?

What tests or procedures are used to determine, if meningiomas are benign or malignant?

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

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I heard that benign is non cancerous and malignant is cancerous. Are there any other differences between the two?

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

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How can you distinguish between benign and malignant ovarian masses?

How can you distinguish between benign and malignant ovarian masses?

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

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Do benign tumors turn into malignant tumors?

Do benign tumors turn into malignant tumors?

A few do: Almost all colon cancer arise in colonic polyps which start out as benign tumors. However, vast majority of benign tumor do not become malignant, e.g., moles and uterine leiomyomas. ...Read more

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Were benign tumors possibly malignant at one time?

Were benign tumors possibly malignant at one time?

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

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Do benign tumors always turn into malignant tumors?

Do benign tumors always turn into malignant tumors?

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

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What are the chances of a benign tumor turning malignant?

Highly dependent: This is highly dependent on the location, type of tumor, and treatment of the benign tumor. ...Read more

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How do you determine if bone island is benign or malignant?

How do you determine if bone island is benign or malignant?

Bone island: Go to an oncologist for this and you must have a detailed history, exam and then x rays or CT or MRI reviewed. ...Read more

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What is malignant mesothelioma? How is it different from benign?

What is malignant mesothelioma? How is it different from benign?

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

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Are benign tumors malignant when they are growing bigger in size?

Are benign tumors malignant when they are growing bigger in size?

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

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Please tell me, are benign tumors malignant when they are growing?

Benign tumors: Benign tumors can and do grow, and some benign tumors have potential to become malignant. Just because a benign tumor is growing doesn't mean it is malignant. However, best to see your doctor to figure out whether a tumor is benign or malignant. ...Read more

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Does a benign tumour exhibit similar symptoms to a malignant tumour?

Does a benign tumour exhibit similar symptoms to a malignant tumour?

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

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What is the difference between malignant and benign pheochromocytoma?

What is the difference between malignant and benign pheochromocytoma?

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

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How can you tell the difference between a malignant and a benign tumor?

How can you tell the difference between a malignant and a benign tumor?

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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