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What does volume doubling time mean in tumours? Actual doubling in size?

What does volume doubling time mean in tumours? Actual doubling in size?

Yes: Tumor doubling time is the time it takes for a tumor to double in size. Obviously, the longer the time, the better generally. Actually, rapidly growing tumors often respond more quickly to chemotherapy as chemotherapy works by killing dividing cell. Therefore, it is a more complex equation than one might think. ...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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Was told that if the tumours continue to re-grow they would have to remove the whole dura matter. Is this surgically possible?

Ask your doctor: Since you have a doctor giving you this advise...Please ask this question to your treating doctor. Anything can be removed surgically including dura mater, if needed and medically indicated. ...Read more

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Are tumours genetically inherited?

Are tumours genetically inherited?

Can be: Many tumors can and do have a genetic inheritance pattern associated with them. However, many people develop tumors spontaneously without any family history and without any known risk factors. If you have something specific that you would like to discuss please feel free to write to me at: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi And use Key Code: PDXFNR IF PROMPTED. ...Read more

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Could colchicins be used to kill tumours?

Could colchicins be used to kill tumours?

Bad choice: Colchicine is a microtubule poison and interferes with cells that are dividing. Despite "pop" wisdom, even the fastest-growing cancers grow much more slowly than some of the normal cells you need to stay healthy, so colchicine's side-effects render it unsuitable. It would kill you long before it shrunk a cancer. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about carcinoid tumours?

What can you tell me about carcinoid tumours?

Usually slow growth: They are usually slow-growing tumors that can behave in a benign or malignant manner. They usually start out in the intestine (stomach, small bowel, appendix, colon or rectum) or in the lungs. Some can product hormones that cause signs and symptoms such as diarrhea or skin flushing. Otherwise, they are usually asymptomatic until late stages. Treatment is usually surgical resection. ...Read more

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Can you tell me anything about meningioma tumours?

Can you tell me anything about meningioma tumours?

They are benign: Meningiomas are mostly benign tumors of the meninges (membrane that covers the brain surface). The tumor can be easily removed in nearly all cases. So get your surgery done and hopefully you will not have a problem again. Sometimes radiotherapy is recommended after surgery in case there is incomplete resection of the tumor. ...Read more

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Please tell me what are benign tumours encapsulated in?

Please tell me what are benign tumours encapsulated in?

Surrounding cells: All benign tumours tend to remain localized at the site of origin. Most are enclosed by a capsule consisting of fibrous connective tissue derived from the structures in which the lesion is growing and for which the tumor has compressed but not invaded. Well-encapsulated tumors enlarge by a gradual buildup of cells, pushing aside the adjacent tissues without involving them. As such they grow as well-defined masses that displace the normal cells out of the way rather than invading surrounding tissue; ...Read more

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What are the complications involving meningioma tumours?

Meningiomas: A complex question as complications are related to location of the tumor, size of the tumor, and surgical accessibility - all of these queries should discussed with the surgeon considering the surgeon. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of benign tumour and malignated tumor?

What are the symptoms of benign tumour and malignated tumor?

Well, that really: Depends on the type of tumor it is (specifically). Benign means it isn't cancer. Malignant means it is cancer. Take care. ...Read more

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Is it possible to tell from a biopsy if tumours are benign or not?

Almost always: This is what surgocal pathologists are trained for and skilled at: the correct interpretation of biopsies (and excision specimens), to deterimine if there is a tumor and if so is it benign or malignant; if malignant, of what type, and what grade. ...Read more

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Help please? I want to know what are benign tumours encapsulated in?

Help please? I want to know what are benign tumours encapsulated in?

Peripheral cells: As a benign tumor grows it has an advancing capsule that is composed of compessed tumor cells. On occasion fibrous tissue from the matrix that the tumor is growing in will form the capsule. ...Read more

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Can GH levels be high without the presence of tumours or acromegaly?

Can GH levels be high without the presence of tumours or acromegaly?

Yes: Hi, Thank you for your question.

Uncontrolled diabetes mellitus
Kidney disease
Starvation
http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/2089136-overview#a2

Hope that helps. Contact me if you have any other questions
Dr. M ...Read more

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What are fibroid tumours like?

What are fibroid tumours like?

Fibroid: Uterine fibroids are muscular tumors that originate from the uterus. They rarely turn into cancer. No one really know what causes them, however, genetics and hormones may make one more likely to get them.
Estrogen and progesterone also seem to affect the growth of fibroid. ...Read more

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Which cancer tumours can be cured 100%?

Which cancer tumours can be cured 100%?

It's all the odds: There are a few thousand subtypes of cancer and each must be staged (i.e., how far has it gotten?) when the person comes in for treatment. A basal cell carcinoma that has not penetrated deeply, or a gleason 3 prostate cancer found incidentally on a chip, is 100% certain not to kill the person. For the rest, % odds of a cure range from extremely good to zero. ...Read more

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In what way are tumours and cancer related?

In what way are tumours and cancer related?

Subclass: Tumors are groups of cells that have acquired mutations that cause them to divide inappropriately and get the nearby blood vessels and connective tissue to support their growth. Cancers are a subclass of tumors in which the genome itself has become destabilized, allowing the cells eventually to invade and often spread. ...Read more

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What is the role of immune system in tumours?

What is the role of immune system in tumours?

Complex: Many ways immune system is involved. Prevalent theory that "immune surveillance" is keeping cancers from developing in healthy people. That is one reason why cancers are more prevalent as we age. Also why certain cancers are found in high incidence in people with immune suppression (aids, organ transplant recipients, etc). Newer therapies also use some parts of the immune system to work. ...Read more

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Could non-malignant tumours become malignant?

Could non-malignant tumours become malignant?

Yes: Many benign tumors are known to convert to malignancy and are carefully watched and not subject to treatment ie giant cell tumor of bone that is radiated will convert. Benign lipomas as they grow may be found to convert to liposarcoma and Pagets of bone is known to convert to Pagets sarcoma.Thyroid adenomas also have a high rate of conversion. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of cancer if you have 2 tumours?

What is the likelihood of cancer if you have 2 tumours?

Depends: A tumor isn't necessarily cancer, and a cancer doesn't always cause a tumor. A tumor is an abnormal mass of tissue. It can be benign (not cancer) or malignant (cancer). The chance of cancer depends on where the tumors are located. The only way to know for sure is a biopsy! ...Read more

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How can very small cancer tumours be found in the body?

How can very small cancer tumours be found in the body?

Cant find: Tumors that are small are essentially primary lesions that have not spread. Under most circumstances they are asymptomatic and unrecognized. In the abdomen, a small polypoid carcinoma of the colon, a small ovarian lesion, a small kidney lesion or adrenal tumor unless functional by producing hormone, will not be detected unless routine screening is employed to look for problems. ...Read more

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What are the probability that liver shadows are tumours?

What are the probability that liver shadows are tumours?

It depends: Most healthy people have spots on their liver. These are usually benign (not cancerous) cysts called "hemangiomas", which are spaces filled with fluid. The radiologist who interprets the images will know if the spots are worrisome, and will then order a different test or a biopsy. If you have had cancer, spots in your liver could be signs of spread and need to be checked more thoroughly. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how are very small cancer tumours found in the body?

Can you tell me how are very small cancer tumours found in the body?

Need to function: Small tumors that are not functional are asymptomatic and hard to define. When functional such as a small cell neuroendocrine tumor of lung, a functional adrenal tumor, an islet cell tumor of pancreas, then one begins to search for the source. PET CAT scans are very helpful. ...Read more

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Why is there a higher risk of ovarian tumours in nulliparous women?

Why is there a higher risk of ovarian tumours in nulliparous women?

More ovulation: It is thought that nulliparous women have more opportunity to ovulate. Each time an egg is released, there is damage to the ovarian tissue. The more times the tissue is repaired, there are more chances for dna damage and mutations to occur which allow for tumor cells to grow. ...Read more

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Please answer! What kind of scan is done to find very small cancer tumours?

Please answer! What kind of scan is done to find very small cancer tumours?

Not sure what you me: Small cancers are often not detected on scans - as they are too small.
Are you asking about small cell lung cancer? Please resend a question. ...Read more

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Do functioning and non functioning adrenal tumours produce the same symptoms?

Do functioning and non functioning adrenal tumours produce the same symptoms?

No: By definition, functioning adrenal tumors secrete hormones which have distant effects. For example a cortisol-secreting adrenal tumor would cause hypertension, stretch marks, and increased blood sugar. ...Read more

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Please describe the types of tumours for melanoma?

Please describe the types of tumours for melanoma?

Many: First the otc products. These include toothpaste and rinse as well as the whitening strips. These along with good oral hygiene can get you a few shades lighter if you do not have dark/deep stains. Professional products include in-office, "power", bleaching as well as take home trays. The trays are typically a sufficent option and will get you up to 8-10 shades lighter. ...Read more

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Please describe the types of tumours for melanoma?

Please describe the types of tumours for melanoma?

Four basic types: 1) modular 2) superficial spreading 3) acral lentiginous 3) lentigo maligna are the four most basic types. Although usually pigmented not all melanomas are brown in appearance. ...Read more

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In what way can we cure glioblastoma multiforme tumours?

In what way can we cure glioblastoma multiforme tumours?

Hard to say: Cure is a complicated word to use, but the chance of living five years with GBM has increased from 0.5% twelve years ago to 16% in the latest Optune study.

Who knows what the next twelve years will bring?

Joshua Garren, MD
Medical Director
Tulsa Brain Tumor Clinic
www. Braintumorclinic. Org ...Read more

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Would an ultrasound scan detect retroperitoneal tumours?

Would an ultrasound scan detect retroperitoneal tumours?

Yes: An ultrasound can detect a retroperitoneal tumor. If seen, typically a ct would be done as well, so if suspected clinically, it might be better to go straight to ct. ...Read more

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Do fibroid tumours feel different then a cancerous tumour?

Do fibroid tumours feel different then a cancerous tumour?

No: Ultrasound or MRI should be done to evaluate someone who has symptoms or physical findings consistent with uterine fibroids. If they are stable and have benign radiologic appearance, malignancy has around 1% likelihood or less. ...Read more