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Normal Mole Vs Cancer
Small percentage: In a recent study in the annals of surgical oncology, they looked at how many surgical excisions performed for atypical hyperplasia displayed either dcis or cancer. Out of the cases that the study reviewed, only about 1% of the cases upstaged to either dcis or cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
Is there any link between oral cancer and thyroid cancer? Had papillary thyroid cancer now suspicious white/red patch on gums that needs biopsy
Pap thyroid cancer size 7.5mm & invasive ductal breast cancer. ENT said should be ok to remove right half of thyroid only. Opinions?
Metastasis: Stage IV (4) melanoma is the highest stage that a melanoma can reach. It is diagnosed by finding distant spread or metastasis to other parts of the body. Stage is different from clark's levels and breslow levels, although these can impact lower stages. (ajcc cancer staging manual, 7th ed., 2010). ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Biopsy shows spitz nevus cells under another type of benign mole. Melenoma can't be ruled out yet. Can melanoma grow under a benign mole?
Yes: In fact, this is fairly common. No one knows where spitz nevus leaves off and a melanoma capable of metastasizing begins. This is one of the hardest calls in pathology, and some say it's impossible. The burning question will be whether to do additional surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Worried about a solid lung nodule 4 mm in 2009 and is now 7 mm, non calcified, smooth borders. Rad said it looks like benign soft tissue, possible granuloma. Do non calcified granulomas grow, and could a cancer grow at that growth rate?
Black spot under tongue of 5 y/o. Prev biopsy of toe lesion dysplastic nevus. No fam history of melanoma. Gp/ent rec biopsy after watch 2mos. Ok wait more?
Fna of enlarged cervical node showed atypical cells. Dr. Wants excisional biopsy. What are the chances that this is cancer?
100% or 0%: Don't guess odds. A suspicious mole needs to come off. It's either cancer and your life is probably saved, or it's inconsequential. Neglect a suspicious lesion, and there's a fair chance you will pay with your life. A dermatologist can guess malignancy with pretty good accuracy in a suspicious mole, but it's never certain and criteria for moles that should come off are basically scientific. ...Read more
Benign biopsies in Nov. Chance of Cancer? Recent PET fu- 1.7 cm non calc. lung nodule. Intensity greater than blood pool. Concern for malignancy. 2 mild FDG avid L hilar & L prevasc. media.lymph nodes. Concern for metastatic disease of L lung malign.
Is it normal to have an endometrial stripe measurement of 11mm and endometrial biopsy showing precancerous cells? 38 yr old premenopausal Female.
Not sure: I'm really not sure how to answer your question. If you have been diagnosed by a pathologist with "cancer moles" that could mean that you have skin cancer, but most doctors do not use a term like "cancer mole". Doctors usually use more specific terms like "squamous cell carcinoma", "basal cell carcinoma", "melanoma", etc. If you could tell me exactly what the pathologist said, i could explain. ...Read more
What are the odds of having stage 2B invasive ductal carcinoma her2 positive breast cancer and papillary thyroid cancer at age 40?
Odds are low.: But it is still possible to have both. Risk of having papillary thyroid before forty is about 13/100,000. Risk of having breast Ca is about 11/100,000. The overlap of the two independent events is slightly less than 1 in a million. ...Read more
Biopsy report: severely dysplastic keratinizing squamous cells. Does it mean that there is a cancerous growth?
Almost: In your history, you acknowledge you already have been treated for one squamous cell carcinoma of your buccal mucosa. You're only 32 years old. You have a second lesion that is probably going to turn into frank cancer if it isn't already. If you are smoking or chewing tobacco, you must stop now. And this lesion must be treated. Period. Good luck. Stay proactive. ...Read more
Pap was not normal Endocervical/transformation zone component present. Atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance asc-us What is this cancer?
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