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Doctor insights on: Ovarian New Growth Malignant

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What causes of ovarian new growth probably to malignant?

What causes of ovarian new growth probably to malignant?

It can happen on its: If it is growing in size over a period of a couple of months, then it needs to be tested further . This will require examination and further testing by your gynecologist. What causes cancer to develop is unknown....It is an accident of nature.. Just like so many other medical diseases. ...Read more

Malignant (Definition)

The term malignant can be used in several medical contexts, but is primarily used to describe cancers. More dangerous and disorderly than the benign growth of cells, malignant cells have developed genetic changes that can allow it to invade other tissues in an unregulated way. These tumors can later spread, or metastasize, to other parts of the body and ...Read more


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If an ovarian cyst is malignant and leaks what happens?

If an ovarian cyst is malignant and leaks what happens?

Spread : This could increase the risk of spread if the leaked cells are cancerous. It largely depends on the type of cancer. ...Read more

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Are pelvic tumors, like malignant ovarian tumors, genetic?

Are pelvic tumors, like malignant ovarian tumors, genetic?

To some extent: Almost all tumors have a genetic component in that heredity plays a role in the susceptibility to cancers. In the case of ovarian cancer there are a few well characterized genetic markers that portend higher incidence, e.g., brca 1 and brca 2. ...Read more

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Do benign ovarian tumors have the same symptoms as malignant ones?

Do benign ovarian tumors have the same symptoms as malignant ones?

May be some overlap: When a pelvic mass or tumor is diagnosed a detailed process, or workup is involved to determine whether it is benign or malignant, often culminating in surgery. It can be difficult to distinguish benign and malignant tumors of the ovaries at times, it varies depending on the type of tumor. Consultation with gynecologic oncology is usually recommended in challenging cases. ...Read more

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How can you distinguish between benign and malignant ovarian masses?

How can you distinguish between benign and malignant ovarian masses?

A challenge: There are many factors that may help in making this distinction. Age plays a big factor as masses in women over 50 are more worrisome. The type of mass is critical as solid or complex masses are more worrisome than simple fluid filled cysts. Size sometimes plays a role although this is less specific. In many cases you can't say 100% until they are out. ...Read more

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What is treatment for ovarian malignant cysts?

What is treatment for ovarian malignant cysts?

Well, it's: A surgical staging procedure then depending on stage a regimen of chemotherapy is devised. There are caveats but that is the basic premise. You are young to have malignant ovarian cysts, however. ...Read more

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What is difference bettwen symptoms of benign and malignant ovarian tumor?

What is difference bettwen symptoms of benign and malignant ovarian tumor?

Not much: There usually aren't many symptoms to tumors on the ovary whether benign or malignant. Malignancy is associated with weight loss, night sweats and fatigue. ...Read more

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How do they tell the difference between a malignant and benign ovarian lesion on an ultrasound?

How do they tell the difference between a malignant and benign ovarian lesion on an ultrasound?

Not always clear cut: Purely simple, smooth ovarian cysts are considered benign. Cysts with debris, septations or nodules along their walls can be concerning. Sometimes we do follow up ultrasound to see if they grow. If there is enough concern, MRI helps. Correlation with patient age, family history, blood tests and possibly biopsy also help us be sure. ...Read more

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Can an ovarian cyst with proteinateous content be benign or always malignant?

Can an ovarian cyst with proteinateous content be benign or always malignant?

Usually benign: That's usually benign. Your gynecologist will advise you whether the fluid should be aspirated by needle, or the cyst merely observed over time by ultrasound. ...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