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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 to reduce or eliminate fatty tumors?

How to reduce or eliminate fatty tumors?

Excision.: The most common type of "fatty tumor" is called a lipoma. These tumors are benign and are often felt / palpated underneath the skin on the trunk and arms / legs. They are generally mobile and soft. Lipomas are not malignant and do not have malignant potential. If a lipoma is concerning or cosmetically unacceptable, the standard treatment is surgical excision. ...Read more

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What are the signs of active adrenagland tumor?

Cushing's Syndrome: Bison hump, muscle wasting. Central fat redistribution, moon facies, abdominal striae (red lines). Suppression of acth (the pituitary driver of adrenal growth), . ...Read more

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What if a person has a large tumor, or a large number of tumors? 

What if a person has a large tumor, or a large number of tumors? 

Depends: It depends on what kind of tumor he has - benign or malignant, their location, presence of other symptoms, its cell make up etc. Without more detailed information, it is impossible to talk about diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. ...Read more

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Do tumors puss?

Do tumors puss?

They can: Tumors can puss if they begin to break down from lack of blood flow and/or get infected. ...Read more

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What solid tumor?

Distinction : Between "liquid tumors", leukemia and lymphoma, which were where all of the early successes with chemotherapy were seen, and all the others were solid, as a rock, and do not melt into "remission" but can "respond" to chemotherapy and radiotherapy, and most of all surgery. ...Read more

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Can tumors have puss?

Can tumors have puss?

Yes: The definition of a tumor is "new growth". A tumor that contains pus is known as an abscess. ...Read more

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What is a fatty tumor?

What is a fatty tumor?

Lipoma: Doctors are usually referring to a soft growth composed of a benign tumor that developed from fat cells. They usually are very slow growing and don't cause problems but easily excised. However a liposarcoma can also appear the same and be more aggressive and are malignant. ...Read more

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What is a fatty tumor?

What is a fatty tumor?

Lipoma (LYE-PO-MAH): Lipomas are benign tumors composed of fat calls. They may occur anywhere on the body, usually under the skin but over the fascia that covers muscles; less frequently, they are deep to the fascia. Surgical removal is optional, often dependent on discomfort, rapid growth, and/or cosmetic concerns. In general, they are very easy to remove, often under local anesthesia in an office setting. ...Read more

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What is a desmoid tumor?

What is a desmoid tumor?

Soft tissue tumor: A desmoid is a rare soft-tissue tumor that looks like scar tissue. Desmoids do not spread throughout the body like other types of tumor, and aren't really considered "cancerous". They are lumps that continue to grow in one place, destroying the tissue around them. They can occur inside or outside the body. Go to www.Dtrf.Org for more information. ...Read more

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What is tumor immunology?

What is tumor immunology?

See below: Tumors are made of cells that have gone bad and started to grow and replicate regardless of the cells around them. Each tumor as it gets more and more abhorrent expresses a variety of proteins. These proteins can be detected with antibodies and quantitated. It is complex. ...Read more

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What causes a fatty tumor?

What causes a fatty tumor?

Unknown: I am not aware of the cause of benign fatty tumors called lipoma. They can run in families but most often they are just present with no known cause. ...Read more