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Doctor insights on: Ovarian Granulosa Cell Tumor

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Granulosa cell tumor can be acquired from sex?

Granulosa cell tumor can be acquired from sex?

No: Granulosa cell tumors of the ovary (and more rarely the testicle in men) are not aquired from sexual activity. These are rare tumors and know specific risk factors are known. However, some studies have shown that the majority if these tumors have a mutation in the flox2 gene. It is not known what causes this mutation to occur or if it is the cause if the tumor. ...Read more

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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What is extracranial germ cell tumor of childhood?

What is extracranial germ cell tumor of childhood?

Collection of tumors: Germ cell tumors typically arise from testicles or ovaries. They can occur in the brain (but extracranial gcts do not). The exact tumor type is rarely of one variety in kids. Typically a mixed tumor is noted by pathologists. Usually, the mixed tumor types include some malignant components. Treatments are good. Chemo + surgery usually. ...Read more

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Should I tell my child about an extracranial germ cell tumor?

Age appropriate info: You do not mention how old your child is, but in any condition, it is always best to provide information that is appropriate to your child's age and level of understanding. Get help from your health team, they have done this before and will have excellent advice for you. The important thing to remember, is that your child needs to feel loved, safe and protected. Surround yourself with people ! ...Read more

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Extragonadal germ cell tumor?

The gonads produce: Sperm in men (&testosterone) and eggs/ova in women (& estrogens), and these are also the sites of germ cell tumors. Outside the gonads, the mediastinum and brain (pineal) are the most common extragonadal sites. These are known to produce markers (hcg, alphafeto-protein) and responsve and curable with chemotherapy. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is the difference between an abscess and a mast cell tumor?

What is the difference between an abscess and a mast cell tumor?

Quite different: Mast cell tumors are rare malignancies that originate in the skin. Abscesses are common, basically pus pockets due to infection. Abscesses are treated by incision and drainage, sometimes along with antibiotics. Mast cell tumors are surgically removed. Chemotherapy may be used if the tumor recurs. ...Read more

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What is the difference between an abscess and a mast cell tumor?

One is a neoplasm: An abscess is a cavity that contains pus. It indicates a soft tissue infections that got encapsulated (contained) and now it is a sphere that has pus ( bacteria and dead cells,...) Mast cell tumor is a rare tumor (neoplasm) generally malignant that originates in mast cells .. Mast cell tumors are more common in Dogs in the skin, than in humans. Mast cells release histamine ...Read more

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How do I prepare my child for an appointment about a germ cell tumor?

How do I prepare my child for an appointment about a germ cell tumor?

Treating a growth: It depends of the age of your child and how clear the diagnose is by now. If there are symptoms associated with the "growth", explain that this appointment is with the purpose of making a plan to treat this growth, to help with the symptoms. You encourage simple and clear answers with every step. Allow your questions being answered first, so your child senses a peaceful and truthful interaction. ...Read more

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What risks are associated with post acinar cell tumor of the pancreas?

What risks are associated with post acinar cell tumor of the pancreas?

Recurrent tumor: Acinar cell carcinoma of pancreas is rare comprising 1-2 % of exocrine pancreatic tumors . Symptoms include vague abdominal pain, presence of a mass or widespread subcutaneous fat necrosis, polyarthritis, and eosinophilia (Schmid's triad) due to circulating lipase. Microscopically, most are highly cellular with minimal stroma . The median survival for all patients is 19 mo.due to mets. ...Read more