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What is a thyroid adenoma?

What is a  thyroid adenoma?

A benign tumor: Adeno- is a medical prefix indicating glandular tissue. A benign tumor arising within a gland is called an adenoma; a malignant, or cancerous, tumor would be an adenocarcinoma. So a thyroid adenoma would be a benign tumor arising in the thyroid gland. Even though it's considered benign, it can cause problems by making it hard to swallow, or making too much thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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Cancer (Definition)

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


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Is a hypervascular thyroid nodule symptom for thyroid infection?

Is a hypervascular thyroid nodule symptom for thyroid infection?

Typically, no: Usually, if there is an infection in the thyroid, like an abscess, it will be centrally avascular. ...Read more

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Is a thyroid with a mass and lesion usually cancer?

Is a thyroid with a mass and lesion usually cancer?

Goiter/FNA: Thyroid mass can be a goiter, cyst or solid mass. Cancer is possible, but there are several other potential causes that are not cancer. The first test is fna, fine needle aspiration to help determine the cause and next step in treatment. If you do end up with a diagnosis of thyroid cancer, it is treatable and has a pretty good prognosis. Don't delay, medication and monitoring may be all you need. ...Read more

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Is a prolactinoma a kind of pituitary cancer?

Is a prolactinoma a kind of pituitary cancer?

It's not a cancer: A prolactinoma is a benign, non-cancerous growth in the pituitary that produces too much prolactin hormone. It's the only functioning pituitary tumor that can be treated with a pill without the need for surgery. ...Read more

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What is reoccurence rate of papilary thyroid cancer even if thyroid is removed?

What is reoccurence rate of papilary thyroid cancer even if thyroid is removed?

Depends on Stage: Hi. Recurrence rates for papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) are low overall. Recurrence does depend on PTC staging. I don't know any details about your cancer, but the endocrinologist running your case (who arranged the radioactive iodine therapy) should be able to tell you the stage and give you some sense of risk of recurrence. You probably have a very good prognosis! To your health! ...Read more

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What is thyroid cancer?

What is thyroid cancer?

Often curable cancer: The thyroid gland is in the lower neck and makes essential hormones. Cancers of the thyroid gland are of multiple types; the most common is of the pappliary subtype. Often surgery is the first step of treatment followed by treatment with trace amounts of radioactive iodine which destroys any remaining cancer. In most cases survival and cure rates are very good. ...Read more

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What is a thyroid nodual?

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What is a thyroid nodual?

Thyroid nodule: A thyroid nodule is a lump in an otherwise normal thyroid gland . Most patients with thyroid nodules are asymptomatic and most nodules are found on clinical examination or self-palpation. ...Read more

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Is a lump or nodule on a thyroid usually cancerous?

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Is a lump or nodule on a thyroid usually cancerous?

It is usually benign: No. The risk for a thyroid nodule to be canerous actually is only 5-6%- majority is benign. If you have a nodule on the thyroid, you should follow up with your doctor and serial ultrasound for thyroid nodule perhaps is necessary to be done, and biopsy can be done if thyroid nodule looks suspicious. Discuss with your doctor in detail. ...Read more

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What is a papillary thyroid cancer follicular variant?

What is a papillary thyroid cancer follicular variant?

Type of cancer: Papillary thyroid cancer is the most common type of thyroid cancer. The follicular variant is a subtype named because of how it looks under the microscope. It is treated the same as regular papillary cancer. ...Read more

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What is a parathyroid adenoma? Is it treatable?

What is a parathyroid adenoma? Is it treatable?

Parathyroid adenoma: It's basically a growth on your parathyroid gland. XS parathyroid hormones can cause constipation, abdominal pain, fatigue, musle weakness/twiches, renal insufficiency, excessive urination and dehydration, kidney stone production, osteoporosis, memory loss, depression...It needs to be evaluated and taken seriously. Treatment is surgery if you can locate the adenoma. ...Read more

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If a blood test is done and there is no detection of cancer, is it concluded that cancer is in remission? The type of cancer is lung cancer

If a blood test is done and there is no detection of cancer, is it concluded that cancer is in remission? The type of cancer is lung cancer

Discuss...: Your question is not exactly clear. "remission" is a term used to describe cancer that was diagnosed and after treatment or in unusual cases "spontaneously" is no longer clinically present. The "blood tests" currently marketed are used to "find" (screen) cancer. Tests like "early cdt" are generally inaccurate if you have already had a cancer. Not used to diagnose "remission". ...Read more

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Is a nodule another name for a met in colon cancer ?

Nodule: Nodule is simply a term that denotes a well circumscribed mass. It can be either benign or malignant. ...Read more

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What is malignant neoplasm; is it a special type of cancer; is it a bad cancer?

What is malignant neoplasm; is it a special type of cancer; is it a bad cancer?

Agree w/Dr Contreras: Malignant neoplasm means that something's a cancerous tumor.The're many different types of cancer ex:skin, colon, kidney, etc.Prognosis, or how treatable something is, depends on size, type, pathological features, staging of the cancer.Hope you or loved one do well, as the word "cancer" strikes fear in people, but know that many types of cancer are now very treatable.Positive attitude/faith help prognosis. ...Read more

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Is ovarian cancer always a tumour?

Yes: Cancer is by definition a tumor, even when there is no mass (as in leukemia). Many tumors are benign, i.e., not cancer. ...Read more

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A solid benign thyroid nodule that is not a goiter and normal TSH levels. What is it?

A solid benign thyroid nodule that is not a goiter and normal TSH levels. What is it?

Nodule: I presume its been biopsied. If its benign it likely represents inflammation from autoimmune thyroid disease. Continue to monitor it carefully - if it is single and getting larger it may require a second biopsy or removal. ...Read more

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If you have a thyroid cancer what is the seimtoms of thyroid cancer ?

If you have a thyroid cancer what is the seimtoms of thyroid cancer ?

Neck mass: Your physician can tell you whether a lump in your thyroid needs to be checked as possibly being cancer. It's usually painless and presents no other problems. ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more