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Doctor insights on: Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma

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Ebv causes nasopharyngeal angiofibroma?

Probably not: Nasopharyngeal angiofibroma is a rare tumor that is benign, but very aggressive. Many cancers of the nasopharynx (nose and throat) are associated with epstein-barr virus (ebv), but not this one. There was a paper written in 2008 that looked at 15 nasopharygeal angiofibromas and found no evidence of ebv. (carlos et al, head and neck pathology, sept 2008 volume 2 issue 3 pp 145-149.). ...Read more

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Nasopharynx related to nasopharyngeal carcinoma?

Nasopharynx related to nasopharyngeal carcinoma?

Yes: Nasopharyngeal carcinoma is a cancer of te nasopharynx- the uppermost of the pharynx bordered by the nasal cavity anteriorly, base of skull superiorly, eustacian tube laterally, soft palate inferiorly. Due to its location in close proximity to the base of skull/cavernous sinus, nasopharyngeal cancer is not typically managed with surgical resection, and requires chemotherapy and radiation. ...Read more

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What is nasophayrnx nasopharyngeal carcinoma?

What is nasophayrnx nasopharyngeal carcinoma?

Uncommon: This is a cancer that has arisen from the epithelium of the back part of your nasal passages, either from the flat protective cells (squamous) or the glandular cells (adenocarcinoma). Unlike oral cancers, which are usually related to tobacco, the causes of these cancers after often unknown. ...Read more

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Nasophayrnx nasopharyngeal carcinoma, what is this?

Nasophayrnx nasopharyngeal carcinoma, what is this?

Pharynx is: "doctorese" for throat, which connect higher (naso), back of (oro) and below (hypo) toward larynx and swallowing tube. The cancers in the nasopharynx may be related to a virus (EBV, not HPV) and asians are more apt. Hope this helps ...Read more

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What is nasopharyngeal cancer?

What is nasopharyngeal cancer?

Nose and throat CA.: This is cancer of the nose and throat. These are more common in the far east and mediterranian. This has a distinct histology, namely, nonkeratinizing undifferentiated carcinoma with infiltrating lymphocytes or lymphoepithelioma. This is also due to epstein-barr virus. Symptoms appear late in the course, and cause unilateral serous otitis media nasal obstruction or epistaxis. ...Read more

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Can eb virus developing into nasopharyngeal carcinoma?

Can eb virus developing into nasopharyngeal carcinoma?

Yes: Ebv is an etiologic factor in nasopharyngeal cancer. But there are other unknown factors, as ebv is universal but nasopharyngeal carcinoma has restricted geographic distribution, more common in east asia; genetic factors are likely involved. ...Read more

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Is tonsillar cancer common?

Is tonsillar cancer common?

Perhaps: The firs or second most common oropharyngeal cancer. Now associated not only with smoking and alcohol, but also with human papilloma virus types 16, 18 in non-smoker drinkers. Can be managed with surgery, more commonly with chemo-radiotherapy today. ...Read more

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Are acrochordons a malignant tumor or skin cancer?

Are acrochordons a malignant tumor or skin cancer?

Neither: Acrochordons are a fancy name for skin tags, which are benign (not cancerous) growths that tend to occur as we age. They can often be found on the neck, armpits, and groin-- pretty much anywhere where the skin tends to rub. No one knows what causes them, but they are definitely not dangerous. Many things can look like skin tags though, so best to see your dermatologist to check them out. ...Read more

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Is squamos cell carcinoma of tonsils cureable?

Is squamos cell carcinoma of tonsils cureable?

Yes: It may be curable but you will need and extensive work up and close follow up with your otolaryngology surgeon (ent). Depending on the extent of cancer treatment may consist of any combination of surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. Maintaining your nutrition and mental health during this time would be very important as well. ...Read more

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Would a cancerous (lymphoma, breast cancer, etc.) axillary lymph node shrink?

Would a cancerous (lymphoma, breast cancer, etc.) axillary lymph node shrink?

No: A lymph node replaced with malignant cells growing as a primary lymphod tumor or metastatic from another site which has spread to axilla will not shrink without treatment, either chemo or RT. The node will enlarge further or if unchanged will spread to adjacent nodes. It does not have the potential to metastasize further to non lymphatic tissue such as liver or lung. ...Read more

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Can cerebullar cancer reoccur?

Can cerebullar cancer reoccur?

Yes: Often these are pilocytic astrocytomas, especially in young people. And they are prone to recurrence. Hemangioblastomas are less likely to be back, but can arise multifocally. I wish you the best. ...Read more

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Which cancers need sentinel lymph node mapping?

Which cancers need sentinel lymph node mapping?

A couple: The majority of cancers for which sentinel nodes are taken routinely are breast cancer and melanoma, but sentinel nodes are occasionally taken for other cancers. ...Read more

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Is Virchow's node a rare presentation of pancreatic cancer?

Is Virchow's node a rare presentation of pancreatic cancer?

Possibly: Virchows node is a node in the left supraclavicular area, it is associated with the lymphatic drainage from the abdomen and can be a site of metastasis form abdominal cancers. It was classically described with gastric cancer but other abdominal malignancies could present this way ...Read more

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Is ectopic hamartomatous thymoma a benign or malignant tumor?

Depends: A thymoma is a malignant tumor of the thymus, and the seriousness depends on details in the pathology report. An ectopic thymus and a hamartoma are both benign, but if the report says "thymoma" then it is probably malignant although not necessarily very serious if completely removed. Discuss with your surgeon! ...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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Is oropharyngeal cancer curable?

Yes: Oropharyngeal cancer is potentially curable, depending on the stage. It is treated either by surgical removal of the tumor, or with radiation therapy and chemotherapy. ...Read more

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