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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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My father has a soft-skinned tumor like structure on the right portion of his navel and it seems that it is connected internally. What is it? Help me!

My father has a soft-skinned tumor like structure on the right portion of his navel and it seems that it is connected internally. What is it? Help me!

Needs Examination: A medical examination is the best way to find out what it is. It could be an umbilical hernia(it will pop up and get bigger when he lifts his head from a lying position...As you do when sitting up). I would worry more if it is getting bigger in size or has any pain associated with it. ...Read more

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My father has a soft-skinned tumor like structure that gradually grow for the past 6 years on the right portion of his navel.Is it a cyst?Please help.

My father has a soft-skinned tumor like structure that gradually grow for the past 6 years on the right portion of his navel.Is it a cyst?Please help.

Hernia: Sounds like a hernia or lipoma. Both of which are relatively benign. However, i would recommend that anything that is "growing" be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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What symptoms are common in a tumor?

What symptoms are common in a tumor?

Depends: A tumor is just a fancy way to say "lump". There are benign and malignant (cancerous) tumors and the symptoms they cause depend on the location and the particular organ affected. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a fatty tumor?

What are the symptoms of a fatty tumor?

It depends on...: ...What it is pushing up against. Fatty tumors, or lipomas, are benign lumps which typically develop in the fatty layer just under the skin; occasionally, they develop deeper, at the muscle layer. Symptoms are usually secondary to what the tumor is pushing up against, and are usually mild-to-minimal. Most people request excision due to cosmetic reasons. ...Read more

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What are the core symptoms of fatty tumor?

What are the core symptoms of fatty tumor?

Painless lump: A lipoma is the most common fatty tumor. The main symptoms are a painless lump that can appear almost anywhere in/on the body. Often there are no symptoms and the lump is found incidentally during a different test ordered for another reason. Lipomas, if they are symptomatic, can be removed surgically. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a tumor on the pituitary?

What are symptoms of a tumor on the pituitary?

Depends -type? Size?: Sometimes there are no symptoms especially if small and non functioning. If big - visual problems, headache. If functioning- depends on which if the many hormones the pituitary makes is over produced. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a neck tumor? Is it rare?

What are the symptoms of a neck tumor? Is it rare?

Palpable non tende3r: Several types of tumors noted in head and neck. Neither cause pain other than for presence of mass. Primary lesions are nodular and arise in the thyroid adjacent to wind pipe or in submax area due to lesions in submax salivary gland. Metastatic tumors are mostly nodal along the jugular vein arising from squamous lesions of oral cavity or thyroid. ...Read more

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How quickly do bran tumors develope serious symptoms?

How quickly do bran tumors develope serious symptoms?

Depends on location: Serious symptoms from a brain tumor depend upon the location in the brain and the rate of tumor growth. There are parts of the brain where a tumor can grow to a large size with few symptoms and others where a small tumor can cause profound symptoms. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of ewing tumors and how deadly are they?

What are symptoms of ewing tumors and how deadly are they?

Painful mass/cancer: Ewing's sarcoma can occur in bone and soft tissues. They tend to be painful when in the bone and the less common soft tissue tumors are usually painless. Common locations are the in the pelvis and lower extremities. Many factors figure into chances of survival, but as any cancer, ewing's may be deadly. Excellent treatments exist currently and overall chances of beating the disease are about 70%. ...Read more