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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


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I have chronic foot cramps linked to tumor, what to do?

I have chronic foot cramps linked to tumor, what to do?

Please inform: Us what type of tumor you have and where the tumor is located.... ...Read more

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Whats this foot tickling test for brain tumors?

Whats this foot tickling test for brain tumors?

Reflex: When toes TUR up and lateral in person who is walking eg. Person over 12months age is a reflex that can indicate possible central nervous system when scarp outer suface of bottom of foot. ...Read more

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My husband had a tumor removed from his foot in 8/12. He had radiation on his foot and is still experiencing a lot of pain and swelling is this normal?

My husband had a tumor removed from his foot in 8/12. He had radiation on his foot and is still experiencing a lot of pain and swelling is this normal?

Possibly: Radiation to the hands and feet can cause chronic swelling. Any persistent problems afterbradiation should be evaluated by a radiation oncologist, preferably the one that gave the treatments. There are some therapies that might help the swelling and some medications that also might be helpful. ...Read more

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Developed a fibrous tumor on the arch of my right foot. Have had 2 surgeries to remove it but it keeps coming back. Why is that?

Developed a fibrous tumor on the arch of my right foot. Have had 2 surgeries to remove it but it keeps coming back. Why is that?

Plantar fibromatosis: Plantar fibromas are notorious for recurring. A radical plantar fasciectomy , where all of the plantar fascia is removed will lessen the chances of recurrence. ...Read more

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My husband had tumor removed from foot (nscl). He received radiation on foot and brain and chemo last MRI showed suspected reoccurrence what options?

My husband had tumor removed from foot (nscl). He received radiation on foot and brain and chemo last MRI showed suspected reoccurrence what options?

Recurrence in brain: This is not a very good scenario with recurrence in brain after radiation already given to brain. May consult radiation oncologist again to see if more radiation is possible or else better to start focusing on palliative measures like hospice care. ...Read more

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How likely is occasional tingling in 1 foot to be caused by brain tumor? 33yo-grandma has foot neuropothy.I have occasional headaches,no hist of tumor

How likely is occasional tingling in 1 foot to be caused by brain tumor? 33yo-grandma has foot neuropothy.I have occasional headaches,no hist of tumor

Too isolated: What you describe is too isolated to be caused by a brain lesion. When affected areas of motor (strength) and other sensation typically go together. Neuropathy is an consideration, this affects the nerves peripherally. Rare at 33 without an underlying condition. ...Read more

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I had a tumor removed from my upper spine wrapped in spinal cord now I'm left numb and tingling on the whole left side of my body,right foot HELP!

I had a tumor removed from my upper spine wrapped in spinal cord now I'm left numb and tingling on the whole left side of my body,right foot HELP!

Nerves heal slowly: If the tumor was wrapped around the nerve, the it required careful manipulation to remove the tumor. The nerve maybe irritated for sometimes up to 6 to 12 months. Check with your surgeon, but this may improve slowly over time ...Read more

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Noticed that I have been mixing words lately (saying the wrong ones or mispronouncing) and now left foot is tingling. Scared of stroke/brain tumor??

Noticed that I have been mixing words lately (saying the wrong ones or mispronouncing) and now left foot is tingling. Scared  of stroke/brain tumor??

Wrong foot: Unless you've some clear & present risk factors as a 26 yo person such as a medical condition causing hypercoagulability, cardiac defect such as patent foramen ovale, Factor V Leyden deficiency, sickle cell anemia, or some other rare problem then, the risk of your symptoms reflecting stroke is minuscule . Still, if this is new for you then, an exam by your physician is advisable. ...Read more

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Surgery on my foot due to plantar fasciitis, heel spur, tumor on nerve about 2wks ago.Painful still. Dr. Gave me a shot of cortisone didn't help. Next?

Surgery on my foot due to plantar fasciitis, heel spur, tumor on nerve about 2wks ago.Painful still. Dr. Gave me a shot of cortisone didn't help. Next?

Follow up : With your surgeon, let them know your condition. Be patient but concerned. 2 weeks post- op is still considered part of the healing time. ...Read more

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Pain located in right lower back. Very slight tingly feeling in right hand and foot. No numbness or weakness. Spinal tumor?

Pain located in right lower back. Very slight tingly feeling in right hand and foot. No numbness or weakness. Spinal tumor?

Pain: How much do you weigh? Have you had a CT or MRI? Could be related to bulging disc or other issues. Consult with us to help solve this issue. ...Read more

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Just had surgery on my foot due to plantar fasciits, heel spur and nerve damage which caused me a lot of pain. Found a tumor on the nerve.What is that?

Just had surgery on my foot due to plantar fasciits, heel spur and nerve damage which caused me a lot of pain. Found a tumor on the nerve.What is that?

Neuroma: A neuroma is a thickening of the nerve due to repetetive trauma. They typically remove the nerve that will cause some numbness, but the trade off is that the pain is gone. These are almost always benign. ...Read more

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What are chances of passing a neurological exam and still having a brain tumor? Neurological exam as in light/eye exam, standing on one foot, etc.

What are chances of passing a neurological exam and still having a brain tumor? Neurological exam as in light/eye exam, standing on one foot, etc.

Pretty good: Many brain tumors are relatively asymptomatic until fairly large, so one could easily have one and still have a normal neurological examination at some point in the evolution of the tumor. ...Read more

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One of my foot's finger (middle, left feet)... Has a brown/dark lines vertically (becomes lighter lately), is it caused by fracture? Or tumor/cancer?

One of my foot's finger (middle, left feet)... Has a brown/dark lines vertically (becomes lighter lately), is it caused by fracture? Or tumor/cancer?

Not likley: While dark lines under the nail can be a manifestation of melanoma, mostly these are harmless. See this site for more info and pictures. http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/nail-abnormalities/pages/introduction.aspx. ...Read more

Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more