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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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Help please? What is the difference in malignant melanoma and metastatic melanoma?

Help please? What is the difference in malignant melanoma and metastatic melanoma?

Melanoma: Malignant means cancerous. It's redundant to say malignant melanoma, as all melanoma is cancerous (although the term is still used). Metastatic means that it has spread to lymph nodes or other organs of the body. ...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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Are carcinoid tumors carcinoma? Is malignant metastatic stomach carcinoma that's hereditary a carcinoid cancer? Carcinoid Neuroendocrine tumors?

Are carcinoid tumors carcinoma? Is malignant metastatic stomach carcinoma that's hereditary a carcinoid cancer? Carcinoid Neuroendocrine tumors?

Complicated question: Carcinoids are carcinomas, usually more slow growing than adenocarcinomas. For information in this topic you may consult this link: http://www. Webmd. Com/cancer/carcinoid-tumors#1 ...Read more

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What is metastatic disease?

What is metastatic disease?

Spread of disease: Metastatic is a term used to describe a disease that has spread from its initial point. It is primarily used with regards to tumors that have started to arise at multiple places in the body, most frequently by spreading through the bloodstream. ...Read more

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What criteria are used to determine if something is "malignant"?

What criteria are used to determine if something is "malignant"?

Biopsy: All tissue needs a microscopic evaluation to fully diagnose malignancy. ...Read more

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What is malignant otitis?

Severe Ear Ache!: Malignant otitis media is a term for a severe ear infection, manifested by intense pain --sometimes externa, due to swimmer's ear; or often a middle ear infection. If swimmer's ear, antibiotic drops plus oral antibiotics are needed. If only a severe middle ear infection then only oral antibiotics with pain management. Make sure to follow up to be certain of appropriate treatment! ...Read more

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What is "malignant hyperpyrexia"?

What is "malignant hyperpyrexia"?

Anesthesia related: Malignant hyperpyrexia is another term for malignant hyperthermia. This disorder is caused mainly by gas anesthetics and depolarizing paralytics (eg succinylcholine) in patients with a genetic mutation (runs in families). When these patients are exposed, they may experience a sudden increase in cellular metabolism, potentially resulting in death if not caught early and treated aggressively. ...Read more

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Are astrocytomas benign or malignant?

Are astrocytomas benign or malignant?

Astrocytomas: Astrocytomas are most common malignant brain tumors. ...Read more

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What does malignant mean for a tumor?

What does malignant mean for a tumor?

Cancer: Tumor is a term gor a mass or lump. The causes can be a large number of things. Malignant means cancer. Sometimes when a patient has cancer the malignant masses are called tumors. This is not a specific term. ...Read more

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Is malignant histiocytoma hereditary?

Is malignant histiocytoma hereditary?

MFH: Malignant fibrous histiocytoma is an umbrella term used to describe a range of more specific sarcomas. Although many of these tumors have unique cytogenetic profiles, they are largely not hereditary. ...Read more

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What is a harmless cyst vs a malignant cyst?

What is a harmless cyst vs a malignant cyst?

Cyst: Cysts can be benign (not cancer) or cancerous (malignant). Even benign cysts can harm-for example, they can cause pain, rupture, bleeding, infection etc so I would not necessarily use the word-harmless. ...Read more

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Are there only three types of malignant tumors?

Are there only three types of malignant tumors?

Many Types: There are more than three types of malignant tumors. A cell from any organ (liver, skin, lung, brain, blood, breast, ovary, etc) may proliferate without regulation and produce a malignant tumor. ...Read more

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How are malignant neoplasms and crabs connected?

It's a visual thing: Many cancers, due to their unstructured local growth patterns, have thin tendrils radiating out from the main body of the tumor, much like the legs of a crab. I believe that's your answer. It works in astrology. I hope so. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I have a metastatic tumor without a primary?

Can I have a metastatic tumor without a primary?

Yes: There is a small group of tumors that are well recognized where the primary site is not found. Current pathology techniques have decreased the number of such cases, but they still occur. ...Read more

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How are benign and malignant neoplasms different?

Aggressiveness: Today's criteria for malignancy are mostly about a destabilized genome that allows clones of cells in the tumor to invade and spread. ...Read more

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What is the grading of malignant tumors based on?

What is the grading of malignant tumors based on?

Degree of activity: Tumors are graded depending on how much replication they have the potential of, so if a tumor is very active with a lot of evidence of dividing cells - that is grade 3, so worse the prognosis as spreads faster and gets more resistant to chemo drugs. ...Read more

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Please answer! What does stage 4 in metastatic mean?

Metastatic: Stage 4 cancer means that it has spread to a different part of the body than it originally started. ...Read more

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How do tumors develop from being benign to malignant?

How do tumors develop from being benign to malignant?

Additional oncogenes: Many tumors begin as benign, eventually transforming to malignancy. Small lipomas as they grow develop additional oncogene mutations to become liposarcomas. Adenomatous polyps that are benign can have Cmyc and p53 nutations leading to malignant polyps. Additionally telometrase activity has to be put in place for immortality probably thru EBV transfection. ...Read more

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What is the meaning for (Negative For Malignant Cells)?

What is the meaning for (Negative For Malignant Cells)?

No cancer: Good news! Negative for malignant cells, mean no cancer is seen. ...Read more

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Whether the malignant tumors are always small in size?

Whether the malignant tumors are always small in size?

In early stages: All malignant tumors start as a single deranged cell and grow gradually. So all of them are small at some stage of their development. Most malignant tumor kill before they reach a size of about one Kg (two pounds). Benign tumors can grow to be tens of pounds. ...Read more

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How are benign and malignant paraproteinemia different?

How are benign and malignant paraproteinemia different?

Different causes: Malignant paraproteinemia is a harmful presence of a single kind of antibody, made by a known malignancy such as lymphoma or myeloma. Benign paraproteinemia is a harmful presence of a single kind of antibody in someone who has no such malignancy. It is presumably due to a benign clonal expansion of one type of lymphocyte. ...Read more

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Which procedure is done to see if a tumor is malignant?

Which procedure is done to see if a tumor is malignant?

Where is the tumor?: Skin tumors can be removed and examined by a pathologist.
An intraocular tumor requires ultrasounds, serial exams, angiograms, etc. Sometimes, the wall of the eye can be removed.
Tumors inside the body require techniques unique to the location. ...Read more

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What causes of ovarian new growth probably to malignant?

What causes of ovarian new growth probably to malignant?

It can happen on its: If it is growing in size over a period of a couple of months, then it needs to be tested further. This will require examination and further testing by your gynecologist. What causes cancer to develop is unknown....It is an accident of nature. Just like so many other medical diseases. ...Read more

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What is a information if LMP (low malignant potential)?

What is a information if LMP (low malignant potential)?

Pathology report: There are some tumors that very seldom behave like cancer but have been known from time to time to do this. Most famous is the punlmp from the bladder; these are usually excised and the bladder watched closely, but every once in a great while one of them invades. There are also ovarian cancers given this designation; these are very likely to be cured with excision. Discuss it with your surgeon. ...Read more

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What sort of testing is done to see if a tumor is malignant?

What sort of testing is done to see if a tumor is malignant?

Pathological exam: A biopsy to remove a portion or the entire tumor is performed to allow the pathologist to examine the tissue under the microscope using special stains to help assess features to make a diagnosis not only of malignancy but also the type and potential behavior of the tumor. Ancillary tests like flow cytometry, gene rearrangement test for monoclonality, presence of associated tumor markers also help. ...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 in benign and malignant paraproteinemia?

What is the difference in benign and malignant paraproteinemia?

Abnormal Proteins/My: Paraproteins are abnormal proteins which are often produced by Cancer cells unless proven otherwise. So it requires detailed testing looking for cancerous cell called Plasma cells in the bone marrow. There is one variant which may behave beningnly and is called monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS). But some of the patients with MGUS do develop multiple myeloma, causing paraprot ...Read more