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What does malignant neoplasm of liver mean? Very bad news?

What does malignant neoplasm of liver mean? Very bad news?

This means cancer: A malignant neoplasm of the liver means cancer. What it doesn't tell you is if it originates from the liver, or whether it started in another organ and spread to the liver. This makes a huge difference in how the liver tumor is treated. Generally cancer that has spread to other organs is a difficult situation, but there are some examples where we have excellent therapies for these cancers. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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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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Why is malignant neoplasm called a cancer? Where did that name come from?

Why is malignant neoplasm called a cancer? Where did that name come from?

Root of words: 'mal" from the latin word malus, meaning bad; "neo" from greek for new; and "plasm" from greek for tissue. Thus one has "bad new tissue" or "bad new growth" which = "cancer" in layman's term or "malignant neoplasm" in doc speak. ...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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What does secondary malignant neoplasm of brain and spine, mean?

What does secondary malignant neoplasm of brain and spine, mean?

Metastasis: Secondary neoplasm refers to cancerous cells which have occurred at a different site (primary) and have moved (metastasized) to the secondary site (in this case brain and spine). These cells migrate by various means dependent on cancer type including via blood streamed, via lymphatics or by direct spread. The diagnosis of a secondary cancer is made by a specialist / pathologist by examining cells. ...Read more

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If you have small fragments of an invasive malignant neoplasm with metaplastic squamous mucosa, does that indicate a terminal prognosis?

If you have small fragments of an invasive malignant neoplasm with metaplastic squamous mucosa, does that indicate a terminal prognosis?

Tell us more: No it is not terminal. But you need to tell us more about your history. Where is this tumor located? Which organ site? Is the surgeon going to remove the residual tumor/cells.
Ask your surgeon to explain it all to you. ...Read more

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I have a malignant neoplasm with no symptoms. I have a strange itch on my back. Should I be seeing a doctor and what doctor should I see?

I have a malignant neoplasm with no symptoms. I have a strange itch on my back. Should I be seeing a doctor and what doctor should I see?

How do you know?: How do you know that you have a malignant neoplasm? In any case, start with a primary care provider you can make an assessment and the two of you together can decide, if seeing a specialist is warranted.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What is malignant neoplasm in rectum? Is that still called colon cancer?

What is malignant neoplasm in rectum? Is that still called colon cancer?

Yes: Rectum is part of the colon and thus it is considered a colon cancer. Rectal cancer is a bit more specific and at times treatment is a bit different. Anal cancer on the other hand is not considered a colon cancer as that arises from squamous tissue. ...Read more

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What does a radiologist mean by "benign or malignant neoplasm" of the liver? Hemangiomas have been ruled out.

What does a radiologist mean by "benign or malignant neoplasm" of the liver? Hemangiomas have been ruled out.

We are not sure: Sometimes imaging can be 100% accurate in diagnosing a liver lesion simply based on its appearance. However, this is not always the case. Some lesions have a non-specific appearance and may need further work up to diagnose. That work up may include more imaging, biopsy, or just continued surveillance (if we think the lesion is most likely benign). ...Read more

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Why do my records say the day I had my pap smear and they discovered a polyp. Screening of malignant neoplasm of cervix?

Why do my records say the day I had my pap smear and they discovered a polyp. Screening of malignant neoplasm of cervix?

Office manager: This is a question that should be addressed with the doctor's office manager, who would be able to clarify. ...Read more

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Malignant neoplasm of the breast which spread to the lung. The lung cancer is what type?

Malignant neoplasm of the breast which spread to the lung. The lung cancer is what type?

Same: With metastasis the distant lesion usually is the same histology -pathology as the primary.
So breast adenocarcinomas will be the cell type in the chest- lung in the case cited. ...Read more

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What is a neoplasm? Is it related to a bone tumor?

What is a neoplasm? Is it related to a bone tumor?

Occassionally: A neoplasm is a tumor when classified as malignant has potential to metastasize. Depending on surface glycoproteins developing in the primary lesion, metatastsis is predefined when tumor invades blood stream. Certain lesion only go to lung or liver or to bone. When small e-cadherons form they promote spread and one site is a metastatic bone tumor. Some neoplasms are primary bone in origin. ...Read more

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What is a neoplasm? Is it related to a bone tumor?

What is a neoplasm? Is it related to a bone tumor?

It is a tumor: A new growth or tumor can also be called a neoplasm. It basically raises question that there is a growth which can be cancerous. So you must seek medical attention and find out what this growth is all about and seek immediate medical treatments. ...Read more

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What's the definition of neoplasm. What is its relation with bone tumor?

What's the definition of neoplasm. What is its relation with bone tumor?

Neoplasm means: A new growth. It could be benign or cancerous. A bone tumor is a type of neoplasm. To put it another way, a neoplasm is like a car, a generic term for a particular type of transportation. It is not specific and doesn't tell you much about what the car looks like or how it performs. A bone tumor is more specific and tells us more information. ...Read more

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I was wondering if thyroidectomy the only way to determine if a papillary lesion / follicular neoplasm is benign or malignant?

No/Yes: Papillary cancers can usually be diagnosed by fine needle aspiration biopsy (fnab) preoperatively. In contrast, the distinction between a benign and malignant follicular neoplasm can only be determined by removing the thyroid lobe that contains the nodule. In these situations, the pathologist is looking for cellular invasion into blood vessels or the capsule of thyroid: this cannot be seen by fnab. ...Read more

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What is the neoplasm of unspecified soft tissue or bone?

What is the neoplasm of unspecified soft tissue or bone?

Sarcoma: Lesions that arise from structures of soft tissue or bone are of mesenchymal origin. This stands in contrast to those tumors arising at glandular sites such as breast, ovary, prostate, colon, lung. The tumors of bone and soft tissue are termed sarcomas. In bone it is the osteo and chondro sarcoma. In soft tissue we find the liposarcoma (fat), fibrosarcoma (fibrous tissue origin), . ...Read more

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Neoplasm of unspecified soft tissue or bone, what is this?

Neoplasm of unspecified soft tissue or bone, what is this?

These are sarcomas: Lesions in non glandular structures such as supportive tissue are termed sarcomas. They arise anywhere in the body but appear most often in extremities. The mass on biopsy may appear adjacent to bone or in soft tissue but described as cartilaginous or osseous and represent a soft tissue origin not connected to bone. A PET and MRI can more clearly define origin for treatment decisions. ...Read more

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My 2 consectv fnac report reveal follicular neoplasm with microfollicular pattern, with anisonuecleosis, no colloid. Is it benign or malignant?

My 2 consectv fnac report reveal follicular neoplasm with microfollicular pattern, with anisonuecleosis, no colloid. Is it benign or malignant?

Follicular lesions: FNA cannot differentiate between benign and malignant follicular lesions. Evidence of capsular or lymph/vascular invasion are necessary to diagnose follicular carcinoma. FNA can help determine if surgery is needed to further classify a lesion, or if a "wait and watch" approach is warranted. For definitive diagnosis, the nodule has to be removed and examined by a pathologist. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Post neck dissection and head lesion removal. Mets from head to neck. Path results: malignant epithelioid and spindle cell neoplasm-english please.?

Post neck dissection and head lesion removal. Mets from head to neck. Path results: malignant epithelioid and spindle cell neoplasm-english please.?

Provisional: This is a preliminary report while the pathologist does more work to get the exact nature of the tumor settled down. I suspect this will turn out to be a carcinosarcoma. This is a difficult case and your physician will probably want several pathologists' signatures on the final report. ...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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Can malignant mesothelioma cause a bone tumor?

Can malignant mesothelioma cause a bone tumor?

Direct invasion: Or blood borne metastasis from a pleural, chest wall tumor to an adjacent rib or distant site. We'd call this bony metastasis, a bone tumor infers that it started out in a bone, not innocently affected from another king of cancerinvading it. ...Read more

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Can a malignant tumor spread to bones via local metastasis?

Can a malignant tumor spread to bones via local metastasis?

Yes: A malignant tumor can spread to other places, including bones. This can happen directly; that is, if a tumor is near a bone, it can grow directly into the bone. It can also happen from a distance, if tumor cells get into the blood stream and travel to the bone. The picture shows the different places cancer goes in the body. I hope that answers your question! ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting a malignant bone tumor in the jaw?

What are the chances of getting a malignant bone tumor in the jaw?

Rare: Malignancies of the jaws are uncommon. The most common is multiple myeloma (usually 50-70 years), but some tumors, like osteosarcoma and ewing sarcoma are more likely in children (<20 years). No matter -- they are very rare in most groups. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting a malignant bone tumor in the mandibule jaw?

What are the chances of getting a malignant bone tumor in the mandibule jaw?

Rare: Malignancies of the jaws are uncommon. The most common is multiple myeloma (usually 50-70 years), but some tumors, like osteosarcoma and ewing sarcoma are more likely in children (<20 years). No matter -- they are very rare in most groups. There are some differences between the mandible and maxilla, but they are really not that significant. ...Read more

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How can you differentiate primary malignant bone tumor from metastatic bone disease in x-ray?

How can you differentiate primary malignant bone tumor from metastatic bone disease in x-ray?

Several ways: A primary bone tumor might have certain radiographic characterisitics that are different than metastatic bone disease. Multiple bone tumors strongly suggests metastases. The presence of a prior cancer also strongly suggests that a bone tumor is metastastic. ...Read more

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Malignant melanoma causing hot spots on bone scan?

Malignant melanoma causing hot spots on bone scan?

Possible: Melanoma does have the ability to travel to bone and would show up on a bone scan. However other processes (non-malignant) can also also light up on a bone scan. Only a biopsy could tell for certain. ...Read more

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I have a bone tumor is in the femur and causing pain if benign what are some treatments or surgery suggestions? If malignant what suggestions?

I have a bone tumor is in the femur and causing pain if benign what are some treatments or surgery suggestions? If malignant what suggestions?

Need good care: Even in our dysfunctional health care system, all bone tumors require a definitive and rapid diagnosis. The very fact that you have brought this question to healthtap shows your own proactive stance -- which is great -- and the need for you to get with your physician and talk until you either know exactly what is going on, or what will be the next step in your workup. Good luck and be brave. ...Read more

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I have a known bone tumor it was found in a MRI. .. I had a bone scan done and the tumor showed up HOT. .. does that mean it's malignant? Would a. Benign tumor ever show up hot in bone scan. .. everything I read online says benign would show up cold

Possibly: A bone scan is a very sensitive test but it is not very specific. It will simply "light up" anywhere there is increased bone activity. Fractures, infection, cancers, and benign bone processes can light up on a bone scan. Osteoid Osteoma and Paget's disease are just two examples of benign processes that can light up on a bone scan. Discuss with your doctor, if any question, may need biopsy. ...Read more

Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more


Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more