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Doctor insights on: Mouth Lesion Biopsy

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Skin lesion appeared overnight is it cancer?

Skin lesion appeared overnight is it cancer?

Unlikely: Cancer takes many years to form; so it is unlikely for a lesion that appears overnight to be cancerous. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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If a biopsied 1.7 x 1.2 x 1.0 CM isoechoic nodule (nonspecific) turns out cancerous, wouldn't the biopsy itself break the enclosure and spread cancer?

If a biopsied 1.7 x 1.2 x 1.0 CM isoechoic nodule (nonspecific) turns out cancerous, wouldn't the biopsy itself break the enclosure and spread cancer?

No: Biopsies are performed by either fine needle aspiration FNA) or core biopsy. Both techniques are specifically designed to prevent any contamination along the track of the needle. FNA uses suction to pull tissue into a syringe. Core biopsy uses a shield that is pushed down over the needle before it is withdrawn. There have never been any instances of these techniques causing spread of the tumor ...Read more

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White patch on buccal mucosa and biopsy report says: chronic inflammation, hyperplastic squamous epithelium, what is that mean?Will it become cancer?

White patch on buccal mucosa and biopsy report says: chronic inflammation, hyperplastic squamous epithelium, what is that mean?Will it become cancer?

Oral Biopsy: The best answer that you can get should be answered by the doctor who requested that a biopsy be taken. He should have received a report from the laboratory that evaluated the cells and established the diagnosis. Rather than speculate, contact that doctor as soon as you can to ease your mind and know what to do next. ...Read more

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Is scar tissue on throat cancerous?

Is scar tissue on throat cancerous?

No: Scar tissue in the region of the throat is usually the response to an inflammatory process. Biopsy reveals fibroblastic tissue but no malignant cells Scar tissue is very rarely found in throat cancer but rather a non healing area of ulceration. ...Read more

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Biopsy done on nodule by tonsil states "reactive lymphoid hyperplasia with focal squamous metaplasia." does that mean I have oral HPV (oral warts)?

Not necessarily: The description you provided only points to chronic inflammation without any indication of the causative factor. Hpv infection can be tested for specifically in a biopsy and you may wish to discuss that with your doctor. ...Read more

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Biopsy from ulcer on right cheek mucosa : invasive moderately differentiated keratinising squamose cell carcinoma. What does it mean & is it curable ?

This is cancer: And it needs to be treated. Often, surgery is the mainstay of treatment, but chemotherapy and radiation are also used. It depends on a number of factors including overall health. Whether or not it is curable also depends on a number of factors that can only be answered by your treating doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Endoscopy impression:gastric mucosal abnormality char. By erythema. Erythematous duodenopathy. Both biopsied. What are we looking for?

Endoscopy  impression:gastric mucosal abnormality char. By erythema. Erythematous duodenopathy. Both biopsied. What are we looking for?

Few possibilities: Redness or erythema of the lining of the stomach and/or duodenum suggest a few possibilities: infection with h. Pylori bacteria, drug toxicity, bile reflux. Biopsies usually help clarify the cause. Good luck! ...Read more

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Lesion on mammogram. Nodule on xray. Clear ct. Swollen lnodes. Likely cancer? Lump w/o mobility nor pain. Pain @ site of nodule. Biopsy? Smoker 20 yr

Lesion on mammogram. Nodule on xray. Clear ct. Swollen lnodes. Likely cancer? Lump w/o mobility nor pain. Pain @ site of nodule. Biopsy? Smoker 20 yr

Hard to tell: whether these findings are related or not. All need to be evaluated. Is the mammo lesion the same as the lump? What is the radiologist's recommendation? Is there a lung nodule? Speak with your doctor about all of these results, and the next steps. ...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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Pigmented lesion ..Back...Biopsy sheets dermoepidermal junction nests pigmented bland looking round cells &nuclei.......Whats diagnosis plz?

Pigmented lesion ..Back...Biopsy sheets dermoepidermal junction  nests pigmented bland looking round cells &nuclei.......Whats diagnosis plz?

Sounds benign: This description sounds like a benign mole or what a pathologist would call a junctional nevus. There should be a final diagnosis on the report in addition to the description. Doesn't sound worrisome or atypical to me. ...Read more

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Is it common to biopsy hypoechoic liver lesions?

Is it common to biopsy hypoechoic liver lesions?

Yes: From the way it looks on ct scan it can be concerning for cancer therefore a biopy is need to determine if cancer is present. ...Read more

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Biopsy report of buccal mucosa: infiltrating moderately differentiated keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma. What does this means.?

Biopsy report of buccal mucosa: infiltrating moderately differentiated keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma.  What does this means.?

Needs treatment: Means you have cancer of oral cavity ( buccal mucosa ) from your description appear to be localised you will have good prognosis needs further work up for staging &care , by surgical excision for localized small area, or chemo radiation , discuss with your physicians and please do not delay . Good luck. ...Read more

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Can bone biopsy diagnose cancer?

Can bone biopsy diagnose cancer?

Usually a bone: Biopsy is done on a a bone with a symptom (pain) and an x-ray abnormalitity (dissolved bone. Lytic; sclerotic, bone, blastic) indicating metastasis or fracture. The biopsy can obtain tissue if the source is occult. A bone marrow biopsy is done to assess anemia, look for leukemia, and sometimes another marrow disorder. ...Read more

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Is a thyroid nodule fna biopsy painful?

Is a thyroid nodule fna biopsy painful?

It varies: The level of discomfort experienced can vary considerably. Different people have different pain tolerance. Inflammatory nodules are likely to be more tender than cysts or tumors. Different doctors choose different size needles. Some use lidocaine, a local anesthetic, some do not. Most patients experience a level of pain similar to what they feel while getting an IV started. ...Read more

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Sore throat, mouth lesions 2 months. Mouth BX said leukoplakia,dysplasia,candida. Now large non tender nodes in posterior triangle. Low wbc. Reactive?

Sore throat, mouth lesions 2 months. Mouth BX said leukoplakia,dysplasia,candida. Now large non tender nodes in posterior triangle. Low wbc. Reactive?

Immunodeficiency : I'm worried about your overall health. To have those biopsy findings you mentioned is a concern, now if you have enlarged lymph nodes I wonder if this is connected to your earlier presentation. Hopefully your primary doc is working hard to help you out. I hope u can see an ID doctor as part of it all- I would be very interested to know "what" your immune system is or isn't doing-and know how2 help ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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Biopsy (Definition)

Biopsy is tissue removed by needle or cutting to remove part of a body part. It is usually a small amount of material that is processed by a pathologist. Most of the time it is stained and looked at through a microscope to arrive at a diagnosis. Special processes are done for some tissues or problems. The purpose is to tell what the problem is (diagnosis). ...Read more


Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Wounds (Definition)

Wound = injury to tissue. May include ...Read more