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Neuroendocrine Tumor In Children
"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
I had a malignant pancreatc neuroendocrine tumor removed ten months ago, how likely is it that I will get another tumor and what are the signs?
May have no symptoms: If it was caught early and removed completely, you have a good chance of it never coming back. Nets can cause symptoms, or they can be silent, non-functional tumors. So the best way to improve your odds is to get a ct or MRI every 6 months to check for recurrence - which occurs most commonly in the liver. If it does come back, repeat surgery may be possible. ...Read more
I have primary hyperparathyroidism. My lipase and amylasec ranges from borderline high to x 6 u.L. Since 2006. The pancreatic polypeptide was x 3 u.L. In 2013. The CT wasnormal. Could I have neuroendocrine tumor or men-1?
Not unlikely: Neuroendocrine tumors can be difficult to detect. If the symptoms persist or worsen, there are more sophisticated imaging modalities available to look for occult tumors, including gallium 68. If you have other family members who have been diagnosed with pancreatic or adrenal tumors and/or hyperparathyroidism, men1 would be possible. ...Read more
Interesting tumor: Overally, neuroendocrine tumors are often capable of over-producing hormones that your body naturally makes. Islet cells are cells that are naturally present in the pancreas and produce a number of hormones, most notably insulin. Insulin helps you break down and digest sugars. Patients with an islet cell tumor can produce too much Insulin resulting in weight & gain and low blood sugars. ...Read more
I would say not: Hi. No, I would say pituitary tumors aren't neuroendocrine (NE) tumors (nor are craniopharyngeomas). Generally the term "neuroendocrine" refers to nerve cells that secrete hormones. Examples would be hypothalamic neurons regulating the anterior pituitary, cells of the posterior pituitary, the adrenal medulla. A classic NE tumor is a carcinoid tumor; there are many examples, but not pit. Adenomas. ...Read more
Referral: You should be seen by an oncologist, as well as an experienced hepatic surgeon. Multiple treatment options are available. ...Read more
What to do if I'm a 27 years old and was just told I had a neuroendocrine neoplasm tumor in my gallbladder?
What to do if I'm a 27 years old and was just told I had a neuroendocrine neoplasm tumor in my gallbladder.?
Total removal: Usually the neuroendocrine tumors like carcinoid of the small bowel are diagnosied after resection. If you had a GB removal and the tumor with liver margins have been removed, fine. If not an attempt at total resection is required. Chemo may be offered prophylactically if the disease was extensive enough. Well known individual had pancreatic neuroendocrine, which then spread to liver. ...Read more
Can neuroendocrine tumors occur outside of the colon in setting of CT & Octreotide scan showing in cecum but colonoscopy shows nothing in this area?
Tumors and HTN: 40 F asks: Can neuroendocrine tumors occur outside of the colon in setting of CT & Octreotide scan showing in cecum but colonoscopy shows nothing in this area? ANS: Yes but these diseases are very rare and variable recommend you see a team that specializes it in your area one of the best is in Houston at the big cancer center. ...Read more
Brain tumors: In most cases of pediatric brain tumors the cause is not known. There are genetic studies being done that are starting to locate markers and mutations that can cause tumors of this type. There are also some rare inherited syndromes that have a higher incidence of brain tumors but these are rare. ...Read more
Occasionally: Wilms tumor is a very uncommon, childhood tumor of the kidney. There are known cancer syndromes (such as beckwith-weidermann, denys-drash syndrome, pearlman syndrome), in which there are specific genetic alterations. However, if your children do not have these syndromes, it is most unlikely. ...Read more
Malignant brain tumor more commonly diagnosed in the childhood
usually localized in cerebellum so commonly children will have walking unsteadiness, headaches irritabilty
survival rate varies with age of child, amount of tumor left behind and metastases. Although survival is less than 15 % at 2 years for children less than 3. ...Read more
Variable process: These kids get tubors, fleshy benign growths that can show up in a lot of places like the brain, heart, kidney etc. Thought they do not spread like cancer, they can interfere with normal organ function & trigger seizures. Ts can be very mild, I knew one mom who found out after college & chose to adopt rather than risk passing it on. Regular tests, ultrasound or ct can help avoid surprise complications. ...Read more
Any ideas why most children have primary brain tumors and why do most adults have secondary brain tumors?
Brain tumor: Most common brain tumors in this age group are tumors of the posterior fossa which are medulloblastoma and cerebellar astrocytomas, also not uncommon are ependymomas. ...Read more
Would children tylenol (acetaminophen) get rid of brain tumor headache in toddler? If a tumor was present would more symptoms be present beside headache?
Please clarify: Looking at the bigger picture it appears you are concerned that a child may have a brain tumor. However, it would appear also from the question that there has not been a diagnosis made to this point of such a thing. The child simply has a headache. Is that correct? I see no downside to using pediatric tylenol (acetaminophen) preparations in this particular case. What else is going on to worry you for a tumor? ...Read more
We don't know: The only known cause for brain tumors is ionizing radiation (atomic bombs, radiation treatment for cancer). A few genetic syndromes raise the risk of brain tumors (neurofibromatosis types 1 ; 2, von hippel-lindau syndrome, li-fraumeni syndrome, turcot syndrome). There's not enough data to show that radiowaves (cellphones) or electromagnetic waves (power lines) cause brain tumors in anyone. ...Read more
Viral associated: Many disorders have organisms that lead to malignant transformation. When hepatitits C causes cirrhosis one finds hepatomas developing. Gastric inflammation with helicobacter pylori lead to gastric and distal esophageal carcinomas. Aids immunodeficiency is associated with herpes 8 leading to cutaneous Kaposi sarcoma and inflammatory bowel disease has a high association with colon cancer. ...Read more
No: Playing good classical music is known to help brain function. Exam performance does improve. The brain is tied to the immune system so that good brain function does help immune reactivity targeting a tumor. Similarly stress lowers immunity by pouring out steroids. While good immune function helps it has not been shown that with music, tumors will shrink. ...Read more
Question is unclear: A tumor is a growth or lump which can be felt as bump or swelling. I do not underastand what you mean from circular? ...Read more
Resection: Most tumors situated on the iliac crest are sarcomatous in origin, that is bone, cartilage, fibrosarcoma et. Al. If they not too large, that is under 10 cm., en-block resection is employed. If larger and resection performed then radiation should follow. If final path shows lesion possibly metastatic then PET/CAT performed and chemo may be added ...Read more
No: Malignancies are characterized by mutational changes in the gene structure, that is activating oncogenes. Carcinogens like benzene and viruses like the HPV, hepatitis virus, MMTV virus in breast cancer induce the genetic changes needed to induce malignancy, possibly with the EBV virus. Drug use, unless containing carcinogens do not cause cancer. ...Read more