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Is there much difference between neoplastic and dysplastic cells?

Yes yes: There is a difference between neoplastic and dysplastic. Dysplastic , abnormal growth or development of existing tissue. Neoplastic, relates to a new growth or tumor. ...Read more

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What is the difference between neoplasm, adenoma, and carcinoma?

What is the difference between neoplasm, adenoma, and carcinoma?

Different tumors: Neoplasm = new growth. Neoplasms can be benign or malignant. An adenoma is a benign neoplasm. A carcinoma is a malignant neoplasm. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between malignant neoplasms and crabs?

Is there a connection between malignant neoplasms and crabs?

History: The word karkinoma means “crab” in ancient greek. Hippocrates (460-377 bc), a greek physician and author of the the oath that includes the phrase, “first do no harm, ” first compared the swollen blood vessels radiating from breast tumors to the limbs of a crab& referred to the disease as karkinoma.The word cancer was later used to mean a malignant tumor. Cancer is used for the zodiac of the crab. ...Read more

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What is the difference between healthy cells and cancer cells?

What is the difference between healthy cells and cancer cells?

Abnormal signaling..: Normal cells can grow and divide, but they do so in a manner that is not detrimental to a person. When they receive cellular signaling that says "stop dividing", they listen. Cancer cells have lost this control. Usually cancer cells acquire mutations that both drive the cells to divide while at the same time cause them to cease responding to signals that say stop dividing. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between cancer and tumor?

Is there a difference between cancer and tumor?

Yes: While cancers are characterized by tumors, not all tumors are cancerous. Tumor derives from the latin for a 'mass' (a 'lump' - not all of which can be felt of course). Tumors are a result of an abnormal growth of cells and can be benign, or essentially only grow in one place and cannot spread. Cancer is when a tumor becomes malignant, or is able to spread and invade other tissues. ...Read more

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What is the difference between non-malignant and malignant tumors?

What is the difference between non-malignant and malignant tumors?

Non cancer & cancer: Benign tumors are not cancerous. They grow slowly and don't invade neighboring tissue. They do not spread to other parts of the body, and they can often be removed through surgery. •malignant tumors (also called carcinomas, sarcomas, or lymphomas, depending on the tissue where they originate) are cancers that invade surrounding tissue. A malignant tumor, if untreated, will eventually spread. ...Read more

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What is the difference between malignant and benign cancers?

What is the difference between malignant and benign cancers?

Cancer: There are benign tumors (grow but don't spread) and malignant tumors (grow and spread to other parts). These last ones are cancers. There is no such thing as a benign cancer even though some behave less aggressively than others. ...Read more

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What is the main difference between a benign and malignant tumor?

What is the main difference between a benign and malignant tumor?

How they act: Malignant tumors can grow locally and destroy other tissues but can also spread distantly. Benign tumors can grow locally and can cause symptoms if they enlarge but do not spread to distant organs. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is the difference between neural crest cells and neuroepithelial cells?

What is the difference between neural crest cells and neuroepithelial cells?

Neural cells: Neural crest cells are migratory cells that give rise to melanocytes, craniofacial cartilage & bone, smooth muscle, peripheral & enteric neurons & glia. Neuroepithelial cells are the stem cells of the nervous system which form neurons, astrocytes & other glial cells. The are called Neuroblasts. ...Read more

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What is the difference between maligant and a benign cancer?

What is the difference between maligant and a  benign cancer?

Overall course.: There are many differences between benign and malignant tumors. A benign tumor is often well differentiated, looks almost normal, and does not spread. A malignant lesion is usually poorly differentiated, ominous looking, and spreads to other sites by blood, lymphatics, and directly. It has a very bad course, and results many times in death unless aggressive treatment is done. ...Read more

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What is the difference between endocrine cells and target cells?

What is the difference between endocrine cells and target cells?

Endocrine physiology: I am not sure what you are reading and trying to interpret. But presumably "Endocrine cells" refers to the cells of the endocrine organ itself, whereas "target cells" are the cells of the organ that the hormone goes to. Ex. thyroid hormone is made by thyroid endocrine cells, and circulate in blood and interact with target cells in the heart to increase heart rate. ...Read more

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What is the difference between benign and malignant neoplasms? Does one turn into the other?

What is the difference between benign and malignant neoplasms?  Does one turn into the other?

Agree w/Dr Contreras: Benign neoplasm means that a growth is not cancerous. Sometimes, a premalignant tumor has the potential of turning into cancer ex: adenomatous polyps in the colon, actinic keratosis in the skin. Extremely rarely a completely benign tumor (ex:lipoma, leiomyoma) can turn into cancer/malignancy (ex:liposarcoma, leiomyosarcoma). Majority of the time a benign tumor stays benign (noncancerous). ...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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Is there a term for between benign and malignant, and between cancerous and noncancerous?

Is there a term for between benign and malignant, and between cancerous and noncancerous?

Pre-malignant: The terms aren't always clear but terms like pre-malignant or pre-cancerous are frequently used. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a stem cell and a cancer cell?

What is the difference between a stem cell and a cancer cell?

Very different: A stem cell is a healthy cell that has never done anything special and exists as a backup. A cancer cell is from a line of cells that has had the genome damaged and destabilized and lost the ability both to be useful and to control its own growth and the spread of its offspring. They are confused because neither is presently useful, & stem cells can turn cancerous like any others. ...Read more

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What is the difference between polyp and lymphoid hyperplasia?

What is the difference between polyp and lymphoid hyperplasia?

The polyp: can be of multiple types such as hyper plastic or dysplastic. When a lymphoid follicle close to the mucosal surface expands it can form into a polypoid like structure. This can be seen microscopically. ...Read more

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What is the difference between small cell and non-small cell cancers?

SCLC more aggressive: Under a microscope, small cell lung cancer (SCLC) looks different from other types of lung cancer (non-SCLC, or NSCLC). SCLC tends to grow more rapidly and metastasize more. But it responds better to chemotherapy and radiation therapy than does NSCLC. Surgery is rarely indicated for SCLC. ...Read more

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Is there a noticeable difference between pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer?

Not really: Both can present with pain, itching, yellow skin and eyes. The CT scan will be the first step to help differentiate. Then some blood tests. ...Read more

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