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I have 5mm nodule along pleura of the apex. Late mother had a kiwi-sized malignant mass in same spot. What is the typical treatment plan for this?
Pulmonary nodules: The pulmonary nodules are generally evaluated with CAT scans .I typically 5mm or so a CT scan of the chest is done once a year. For specific diagnosis and treatment you need to see pulmonary physician in person. If nodule is suspicious for cancer they usually do a biopsy on ...Read more
The term malignant can be used in several medical contexts, but is primarily used to describe cancers. More dangerous and disorderly than the benign growth of cells, malignant cells have developed genetic changes that can allow it to invade other tissues in an unregulated way. These tumors can later spread, or metastasize, to other parts of the body and ...Read more
Result cect: mass lesion head of pancreas with biliary and pancreatic duct dilatation(malignant mass)
patient age 75
what should we do next?
Your doctors: Your doctors can give you much better advice than you can get on the internet. ...Read more
Follow up imaging: Imaging results need follow up with your doc to obtain meaning. Hypoechoic and hyperdense are words that describe appearance on ct image. They are not a diagnosis. Your doc will discuss the imaging results with you. You may need a biopsy to get diagnosis. Take a friend with you to see your doc. ...Read more
How fast does a malignant neck mass usually grow? can it stay the same size for months and still be cancer?
Variable rates: Tumors do grow at widely variable rates and a cancer stay the same size for a few months. It is important to get it checked out. A palpable neck may be suitable for evaluation by a fine needle aspirate. Please discuss the matter with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Clinical: evaluation and imaging studies(mammogram, ultrasound, MRI) help assess whether a mass needs biopsy for definitive diagnosis. Sometimes certain imaging features are specific for a benign cause(for example hamartoma, calcified fibroadenoma, or oil cyst). Other times, imaging features can estimate the probability of malignancy and help indicate what follow-up is needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mri shows t2 hyperintensity in the right hepatic lobe measuring 2.1 cm. Hepatic ultrasound strongly advised. Is this a lesion, mass, malignant?
Get US: Get the ultrasound to further characterize the lesion. Likely benign but doppler ultrasound will further determine features that define etiology especially if solid or cystic, vascular (blood vessel) or not vascular if necessary a biopsy will provide definitive answer if it is not benign vascular lesion on us. ...Read more
If a cyst or mass or tumor is soft and not hard nd small nd not big does that make it a chance that it might not be malignant?
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