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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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A palpable, non-moving protrusion from top-back of my skull (parietal lobe) of size 3 cc. No headaches or other symptoms. Could it be a tumor?

A palpable, non-moving protrusion from top-back of my skull (parietal lobe) of size 3 cc. No headaches or other symptoms. Could it be a tumor?

Could be anything : I'd be interested to know if this is new or something you had all your life. Could be as simple as a bony protrusion of your skull that has been there from the beginning but any new lump that persists or grows should be evaluated by a physician. Have it checked and best to you. ...Read more

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Have throbbing pain in left parietal lobe. Began less than 24 hours ago but will not go away. Stops for short time then starts again. Brain tumor?

Have throbbing pain in left parietal lobe. Began less than 24 hours ago but will not go away. Stops for short time then starts again. Brain tumor?

A wee clarification: 1) You cannot have a pain in your left parietal lobe. Your brain has no pain nerves. All sensations are processed in the brain but experienced elsewhere in the body. 2) The brain has no connective tissue. Lots of connective tissue around the brain, however: Meninges, arterial sheaths, other connective tissue, all of which is exquisitely sensitive to pain. That's what pains and throbs. ...Read more

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Headache R side parietal area Q2wks; worse n morning/laying down; vomiting; blind spot in R eye; labs wnl;MRI scheduled. B tumor? IICP? hydrocephalous

Headache R side parietal area Q2wks; worse n morning/laying down; vomiting; blind spot in R eye; labs wnl;MRI scheduled. B tumor? IICP? hydrocephalous

Migraine: This is migraine; some tips: sleep hygiene = 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep every night. Smoking cessation. Adequate hydration, at least 64 ounces of water each day. Moderation of caffeine intake, less than 5 cups coffee per day. Stress reduction. Riboflavin 400 mg/day, and/or magnesium oxide 400-800 mg/day. Yoga, gentle stretching, massage, meditation. Hope this helps, good luck! ...Read more

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What's a tumor board do?

What's a tumor board do?

Review and discuss: Tumor boards are part of certified cancer programs all over the country. They usually have the surgeons, radiation and medical oncologists present. Also primary docs, pathologists, and other specialists are present. Nuses, palliative care teams and other support members are there. A patient ' s case is discussed from top to bottom, and a treatment plan is made with input from this team. ...Read more

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What is borderline tumor 2c?

What is borderline tumor 2c?

Need more detail: 2c is a staging parameter used for several cancers and we need more details to answer. ...Read more

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What does a tumor feel like?

What does a tumor feel like?

No single answer: Tumors can feel soft or hard and may be painless or painful, depending on the type and location. Sometimes they are associated with changes to the overlying skin. A physician can check any skin spot or lump that is tender, itching, oozing, scaly, doesn't heal, has irregular color, swollen, is enlarging, or any other changes that worry you and make suggestions for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What can tumors typically feel like?

What can tumors typically feel like?

Variable by biology.: "tumors" can be either benign or malignant. Those that are malignant have the ability to grow and spread. Malignant neoplasms/tumors often invade adjacent normal tissues and are firm with irregular borders. They sometimes invade / surround nerves and can be associated with pain. Location in the body can be important as well. Hope that this helps. ...Read more

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How are skin tumors typically treated?

How are skin tumors typically treated?

Surgical Removal: Skin tumors are usually removed by surgical excision with or without stitching afterwards. ...Read more

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