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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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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