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Neoplasms (Overview)

"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" as synonymous with "neoplasm".


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What's the definition of neoplasm. What is its relation with bone tumor?

What's the definition of neoplasm. What is its relation with bone tumor?

Neoplasm means: A new growth. It could be benign or cancerous. A bone tumor is a type of neoplasm. To put it another way, a neoplasm is like a car, a generic term for a particular type of transportation. It is not specific and doesn't tell you much about what the car looks like or how it performs. A bone tumor is more specific and tells us more information. ...Read more

Neoplasms (Overview)

"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" as synonymous with "neoplasm".


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1 CM pituitary neoplasm, stable but has been called tumor, hypophysitis, nothing, leading to $1ks of mris with no certainty as to diagnosis of pituitary or partial adrenal insuff, biopsy worth risks?

1 CM pituitary neoplasm, stable but has been called tumor, hypophysitis, nothing, leading to $1ks of mris with no certainty as to diagnosis of pituitary or partial adrenal insuff, biopsy worth risks?

Discuss with doc: There are tumors in this region that grow briefly and stop, causing no interference with life other than the stress involve with knowing it might. It can be a very difficult area to get to without causing injury to sensitive structures that make and release hormones. Cautious monitoring of the tumor (MRI) and hormones (blood tests) with the neurosurgeon working with the endo doc is the safest appr. ...Read more

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What does "238.0 neoplasm of uncertain behavior of bone and articular cartilage" mean on a babies discharge papers? How do you test newborns for it?

What does "238.0 neoplasm of uncertain behavior of bone and articular cartilage" mean on a babies discharge papers? How do you test newborns for it?

Red flag: The very fact that you have to write healthtap suggests to me that there has been a terrible breach in communication. This may be anything from a paperwork error to a failure to communicate with you about a grave illness. "neoplasms of uncertain behavior" means a rare tumor that the pathologist cannot say with certainty either is or is not cancer. Demand an explanation of your physician. ...Read more

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Please would like to know what is meant by thyroid shows well defined follicular neoplasm composed of cells with granular cyloplasm, is it cancer?

Please would like to know what is meant by thyroid shows well defined follicular neoplasm composed of cells with granular cyloplasm, is it cancer?

Need to discuss: With your doctor/endocrinologist. Need more information such as clinical picture, ultrasound results, lab tests etc. This is too important to get diagnosed over the internet. ...Read more

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What would be the cause for multiple nevi with neoplasm in a teenager?

What would be the cause for multiple nevi with neoplasm in a teenager?

Could be genetic: There are several genetic syndromes that predispose one to multiple nevi at a young age, that could progress to more serious lesions. It would be prudent to have the teenager evaluated by a dermatologist, who would be most familiar with those syndromes. ...Read more

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What does malignant neoplasm of liver mean? Very bad news?

What does malignant neoplasm of liver mean? Very bad news?

This means cancer: A malignant neoplasm of the liver means cancer. What it doesn't tell you is if it originates from the liver, or whether it started in another organ and spread to the liver. This makes a huge difference in how the liver tumor is treated. Generally cancer that has spread to other organs is a difficult situation, but there are some examples where we have excellent therapies for these cancers. ...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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What is malignant neoplasm of colon and what causes it? What is the treatment for this?

What is malignant neoplasm of colon and what causes it? What is the treatment for this?

Malignant: Malignant neoplasm of the colon is a medical term for colon cancer. There is no one single known cause of colon cancer, but certain things may put you at risk such as:
-age (over 60)
-family history of colon cancer
-history of other cancers (breast especially)
-specific genetic syndromes like familial adenomatous polyposis (fap) or lynch syndrome
-history of inflammatory bowel disease
-colon polyps
-drinking alcohol, smoking cigarettes, or eating red meat and highly processed foods

colon cancer may be treated with surgery, radiation, chemotherapy or any combination of the three. Treatment depends on molecular testing of the tumor to determine what type you have and how aggressive it is along with what stage it is. I've attached a website below that explains colon cancer in more depth and may answer any additional questions you have. Good luck! ...Read more

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How do I get rid of hyper pigmintattion?

How do I get rid of hyper pigmintattion?

Hydroquinone: Hyperpigmentation if often caused be inflammation du to injury or infection and the action of the sun. Hydroquinone, and sunscreens can revers the process and improve the hyperpigmentation. ...Read more

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How does nulliparity and infertility increase the risk of ovarian neoplasms?

How does nulliparity and infertility increase the risk of ovarian neoplasms?

More ovulations: Great question. The theory is that women who have not had children have more ovulations in their life and these ovulations cause scarring of the surface of the ovary and can lead to cancer. Pregnancy and breastfeeding decrease the risk. It is probably not that simple as many other factors are at play. Infertility treatments can also increase risk of ovarian cancer. ...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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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

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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?

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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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