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What is neoplasm?

What is neoplasm?

New Growth: Neoplasm is a general term technically a "new growth" of either animal or plant tissue that serves no function. It could be benign, potentially malignant or malignant (cancerous with ability to spread and cause damage to the organism). ...Read more

Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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What is a neoplasm?

New abnormal growth: Neoplasm is a general term technically a "new growth" of either animal or plant tissue that serves no function. It could be benign, potentially malignant or malignant (cancerous with ability to spread and cause damage to the organism). ...Read more

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What tissue is neoplasm most aggressive in?

It can be in any: Neoplastic changes can be very aggressive in any tisue, but the most common agressive solid tumors originate in epithelial and glial (neuro) tissues. ...Read more

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In which tissue is neoplasm most aggressive?

In which tissue is neoplasm most aggressive?

Pancreas: While it takes 15+ years to develop an infiltrating pancreas cancer, at diagnosis only 10% of patients are operable. For those that have a surgical resection with no evidence of metastasis or spread to nodes only 10% survive at the 1-2 year period post surgery. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: neoplasm?

What is the definition or description of: neoplasm?

Neoplasm: A neoplasm is a mass produced by the abnormal growth of tissue. Neoplasms can be benign or malignant. Both types of neoplasms can be serious depending on where they are located. Benign neoplasms in a confined space (such as the brain in the skull) can produce serious consequences. Obviously malignant neoplasms can also be very serious. ...Read more

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Can you tell me in what tissue is neoplasm most aggressive?

Can you tell me in what tissue is neoplasm most aggressive?

Pancreas cancer: Aggressiveness is based on the ability to spread regardless of methods used to prevent rapid progression. This is characteristic of pancreas cancer where once infiltration thru the ductal system occurs, within 1-2 years grater than 90% have succumbed to the disease. Epitheliod sarcomas are almost as aggressive with almost complete failure to prevent mets. ...Read more

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Is hurtle cell neoplasm defined as cancer?

Is hurtle cell neoplasm defined as cancer?

Not necessary: Hurtel cell neoplasm can be adenoma (not cancer) or carcinoma (cancer). There is not much difference between the two with regards to age, sex, or history of head and neck radiation. However, hurtle cell carcinoma (cancer) tends to be larger in size (4.0 +/- 0.4 cm) compared with hurtle cell adenoma (2.4 +/- 0.2 cm). ...Read more

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What is intraductual papillary mucinous neoplasm.

Terminology: A tumor that is confined to the ducts of the organ and is making mucus. Such neoplasms are not cancers in the traditional sense, but may exist with cancer and may be precancerous. ...Read more

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What is "begnign neoplasm; thrombosed vein"?

What is "begnign neoplasm; thrombosed vein"?

Very different: Benign neoplasm is the term used for tumors that usually do not spread or kill the patient.
Thrombosed vein is one in which the blood has clotted rather than being liquid. The clot can break, travel in the blood and obstruct blood flow in the lung. ...Read more

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Non cancerous skin neoplasm of the scalp, what is this?

Non cancerous skin neoplasm of the scalp, what is this?

Many possibilities: Sounds like it is not skin cancer. But, there are numerous benign skin lesions. It is too hard to diagnose it without examining it and/or doing a biopsy. ...Read more

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How many people have spindle cell neoplasm?

How many people have spindle cell neoplasm?

It is not rare: Spindle neoplasms are often labeled sarcomas which are an uncommon class of cancers, yet they make up about 10, 000 to 12, 000 cases in the us per year. ...Read more

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What agents inhibit the growth of neoplasm?

What agents inhibit the growth of neoplasm?

Many.: Malignant tumors can be treated with any number of chemotherapy agents including doxorubicin, cytoxan, taxol, taxotere, 5fu, vincristine, vinblastine, bleomycin, methotrexate, Gemzar and Navelbine (vinorelbine) and Cisplatin to name a few. Which agents are used depends upon the type of tumor being treated. Other modalities can also have an effect on tumors- radiation therapy, hyperthermia, cryosurgery, etc. ...Read more

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What does skin neoplasm of uncertain behavior mean?

What does skin neoplasm of uncertain behavior mean?

Unpredictable: This means the doctor is not able to predict what it is (other than saying it is a cancer) so he/she can not predict its future behavior. ...Read more

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Neoplasm of lymphoid tissue, what is the medical term?

Neoplasm of lymphoid tissue, what is the medical term?

Lymphomas/Leukemias: Lymphomas like Hodgkin's/Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma OR some Leukemia of lymphoid cell lines like CLL (chr lymphocytic leukemia], ALL/acute lymphoblastic leukemia etc ...Read more

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I have a question about a neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin.

I have a question about a neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin.

Unclear question: Tell us more about what actually you have noticed or been told? . Where all is your tumor located? Is it more than one spot? How about tests of your body...do these show tumor anywhere other than in the skin? ....Such details will help us to guide you further. What did your doctor suggest you to do next? ...Read more

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Describe the features of a benign neoplasm.?

Describe the features of a benign neoplasm.?

Varies: Benign = non-cancer. Neoplasm = tumor or mass. So, the features of a non-cancerous mass depend on what it is -- that is what cell it is derived from, location, etc. ...Read more

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What does non specificied neoplasm on the scalp mean?

What does non specificied neoplasm on the scalp mean?

Ask your doctor: The doctor who removed this tumor can address this matter better. But it seems like there is a neoplasm (=cancer) located in the scalp but they are not sure what type of cancer it is, yet. Further testing might help to locate the type of cancer/ neoplasm that you have. You need to see an oncologist to get further guidance. ...Read more

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Fnac report follicular neoplasm. Is it ok if I postponed my surgery for 4 months?

Fnac report follicular neoplasm. Is it ok if I postponed my surgery for 4 months?

BAD idea: Forgive my frankess. I hope this is benign as most of these are. But if this is follicular carcinoma, you're inviting it to spread to your lungs, which will make a cure impossible. Do you want to die? ...Read more

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My dr never told me I had neoplasm of uncertain behavior of the ovaries. Should I be concerned?

My dr never told me I had neoplasm of uncertain behavior of the ovaries. Should I be concerned?

Very unrevealing: This actually sounds like the description of a billing code rather than a true diagnosis. It could be used to describe literally anything involving the ovary. If there was no discussion at all with your doctor regarding your ovaries, it would be reasonable to ask what this refers to. ...Read more

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What's is resection of left deep neck neoplasm?

What's is resection of left deep neck neoplasm?

Mostly nodes: The majority of tumors in the neck represent metastatic nodal disease from the oral cavity, larynx, pharynx and thyroid. Deep neck neoplasms would represent for the most part, metastatic lesions to nodes of the neck and not thyroid neoplasms. ...Read more

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Are neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin always cancer?

Are neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin always cancer?

Usually not: Most skin pathologists will use that term when something is close to, but not definitely, a skin cancer. The final diagnosis may depend on whether any more tissue needs to be biopsied. ...Read more

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Benign neoplasm can happen to you anywhere?

Benign neoplasm can happen to you anywhere?

Yep! They can!: Benign neoplasms are non-cancerous growths. They can show up anywhere, kind of like moles. We tend to get more of them as we age. Usually they don't cause problems, unless they are big and pressing on something important (like your brain). It's a fancy word for a lump or bump that's not cancer. ...Read more

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How can I tell if a neoplasm is a cancer or not?

Biopsy: Biopsy of a neoplasm for microscopic and molecular analysis is the gold standard for this determination. The ultimate distinction between benign and malignant neoplasm (cancer) is the propensity for metastasis. Generally speaking, cancers that spread are cancers that can kill. ...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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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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Is it possible for you to feel a mucinous neoplasm in your appendix or colon?

Is it possible for you to feel a mucinous neoplasm in your appendix or colon?

Unlikely: Colon and appendix are located quite deeply in your abdomen. So you can not feel any growth arising from there unless it become very large and it has been neglected and allowed to grow unchecked for many years. ...Read more

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What is a mucinuos cystic neoplasm of the pancrease (pancrelipase)?

What is a mucinuos cystic neoplasm of the pancrease (pancrelipase)?

Complicated: There are three possible entities to which you are referring. Mucinous cystadenoma (benign), mucinous cystadenosarcoma (malignant), and intraductal papillary mucinous tumor (benign or malignant). All three have certain appearances on imaging studies. They can be treated surgically and if malignant, have a better prognosis than "traditional" pancreatic cancer (adenocarcinoma). ...Read more

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How do dysplasia and benign neoplasm differ?

How do dysplasia and benign neoplasm differ?

Pre-cancer: Dysplasia = pre-cancer. Benign (=non-cancer) neoplasm (=growth or "tumor"). I don't like the word "tumor" because even though it may be benign it is confusing to many people. ...Read more

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Is a vestibule nasal neoplasm normally benign?

Is a vestibule nasal neoplasm normally benign?

Unsure: Please feel free to consult me for a complete answer. If you could provide me with a copy of the pathology report I can review it and discuss with you over a virtual consult. If needed, you can send me the slides for a formal consultation. Sorry but I can't further answer without further details. ...Read more

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What is the difference between neoplasm, adenoma, and carcinoma?

What is the difference between neoplasm, adenoma, and carcinoma?

Different tumors: Neoplasm = new growth. Neoplasms can be benign or malignant. An adenoma is a benign neoplasm. A carcinoma is a malignant neoplasm. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is: neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin? Is it usually mean cancer?

What is: neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin? Is it usually mean cancer?

Not really: The term "neoplasm of uncertain behavior" refers to a specific pathologic diagnosis. It represents a lesion of skin whose behavior cannot be predicted. Currently it is considered a benign lesion but one that over time could undergo malignant transformation Such lesions include congenital giant pigmented nevus, dysplastic nevus and nevus sebaceous of Jadassohn. ...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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How can you treat superior orbital fissure syndrome when the etiology is a neoplasm?

How can you treat superior orbital fissure syndrome when the etiology is a neoplasm?

Treat the neoplasm: You need to know the nature of the neoplasm (a generic name saying it is likely cancer but you need to know what kind of cancer it might be). There is a specific treatment for each type of cancer. It can be either surgery or radiotherapy or sometimes it is chemotherapy. It all depends on the histologic diagnosis which requires doing a biopsy. ...Read more

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Would a neoplasm on the lower portion of the tonsil be evident during a stroboscopy?

Would a neoplasm on the lower portion of the tonsil be evident during a stroboscopy?

Yes: Stroboscopy is examination in which a strobe light is combined with rigid or flexible laryngoscopy, allowing an examination of vocal fold vibration and vocal fold. ..On opening the mouth to insert a rigid scope one is in direct visualization with the tonsils which are in the oropharynx. The scoping is part of examining the oropharynx and larynx to define how the cords are functioning. ...Read more

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What does benign neoplasm kidney mean? Does it have to come out? Will it take over my kidney?

What does benign neoplasm kidney mean? Does it have to come out? Will it take over my kidney?

Non-cancerous growth: Benign means non-cancerous, and neoplasm means new growth. So you have a growth on your kidney that is not cancerous. If this was diagnosed by an imaging test (cat scan), you might need a biopsy in the future. You might need follow-up scans. But a benign neoplasm does not need to come out, unless it grows over time. And no, it won't take over your kidney! (now hopefully you can sleep tonight!). ...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