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Doctor insights on: Pituitary Adenoma Cancer

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Are carcinoid tumors carcinoma? Is malignant metastatic stomach carcinoma that's hereditary a carcinoid cancer? carcinoid Neuroendocrine tumors?

Are carcinoid tumors carcinoma? Is malignant metastatic stomach carcinoma that's hereditary a carcinoid cancer? carcinoid Neuroendocrine tumors?

Complicated question: Carcinoids are carcinomas, usually more slow growing than adenocarcinomas. For information in this topic you may consult this link: http://www.webmd.com/cancer/carcinoid-tumors#1 ...Read more

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What are gonadotropin secreting pituitary tumors?

What are gonadotropin secreting pituitary tumors?

Pituitary tumors: These are very rare, and secrete high levels of fsh or lh. These hormones stimulate the gonad, so will cause elevated estrogen in a woman, and elevated testosterone in a man. ...Read more

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Can a pituitary macro adenoma become micro adenoma?

Can a pituitary macro adenoma become micro adenoma?

It depends: It is in the eyes of the beholder..... Eyes of the reader of the pet or MRI of the brain ...Changing the machine... Treatment... Certain endogenous hormone levels and changes need to be considered. If the lesion is borderline to start with... Readings could change... Consult with the doctor and the radiologist... Compare side by side the pictures and correlate clinically. ...Read more

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Do papillary and follicular thyroid cancers secrete thyroglobulin?

Do papillary and follicular thyroid cancers secrete thyroglobulin?

Yes: All cells of thyroid origin secrete thyroglobulin. Measuring it to follow a cancer ONLY makes since if the whole thyroid has been removed. If you have anti thyroglobulin antibodies, that makes thyroglobulin measurements unreliable. However, rising or decreasing anti thyroglobulin antibodies can be a proxy for thyroglobulin measurements. ...Read more

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Does pituitary gland adenoma affect patients mentally?

Does pituitary gland adenoma affect patients mentally?

Could: ACTH producing pituitary adenoma may cause psychiatric symptoms due to elevation of steroids. A large adenoma may impinge on brain structure and cause mental symptoms. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Is pituitary tumor surgery risky?

Is pituitary tumor surgery risky?

Yes: Yes. This gland sits in a bony bowl behind and between the eye balls. Find a specialized center and a neurosurgeon that treats these commonly. ...Read more

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Can follicular adenoma thyroid nodules be serious?

Can  follicular adenoma thyroid nodules be serious?

Yes.: A follicular adenoma may be a wolf in sheep's clothing, because cells from follicular adenomas and follicular carcinomas can look the same. Other follicular adenomas may have almost no chance of being cancers, but overproduce thyroid hormone, and need treatment to prevent harmful effects of hyperthyroidism on the bones, heart and other tissues. ...Read more

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What is adrenal gland cancer?

What is adrenal gland cancer?

See below: There are two part of the adrenal gland and each has different types of cancer. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/adrenalglandcancer.html. ...Read more

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Can thyroid adenoma develop into carcinoma?

No: A true thyroid adenoma is a benign tumor. However, this can only be accurately assessed once it has been removed surgically -- not by fine needle aspiration. There are molecular alterations seen in carcinoma than are not seen in adenoma. However, some of the molecular changes are cumulative, like p53 mutations -- which are expressed in higher frequency in cancer. ...Read more

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Are pancreatic malignant tumors hypoechoic ?

Are pancreatic malignant tumors hypoechoic ?

Yes: The typical echogenicity of the pancreas is hyperechoic to adjacent fat. A hypoechoic mass within the pancreas can be benign or malignant. If you have a hypoechoic mass in the pancreas at age 30, you should undergo an MRI or ct of the abdomen to evaluate it further unless by ultrasound it is obviously cystic. ...Read more

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Could growth hormone disease lead to cancer? Specifically pituitary cancer?

Could growth hormone disease lead to cancer? Specifically pituitary cancer?

No cancer: If pituitary adenoma is producing excess growth hormone there is an association between cartilage tumor and the presence of growth hormone. The way drug pharma evaluates growth hormone in to deliver the hormone to animals to evaluate cartilage proliferation ...Read more

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Are pituitary tumors deadly?

Are pituitary tumors deadly?

Usually not: Pituitary tumors are almost always benign, and most are amenable to surgical excision. Residual tumor is often treated with radiation therapy. Growth of some tumors may be stopped with oral medication. Regardless, some tumors tend to grow, albeit very slowly in general. Revision surgery is sometimes required, and one key to treatment is good surveillance for further growth with periodic mris. ...Read more

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How is adrenal gland cancer discovered?

How is adrenal gland cancer discovered?

Usually CT scan: Usually by a ct scan done to workup flank or abdominal pain - sometimes a ct done for other conditions, and occasionally during a workup for hormone excess (cushing's syndrome). ...Read more

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Ovarian serous cystadenoma is cancer?

Ovarian serous cystadenoma is cancer?

No.: This is a common benign ovarian tumor diagnosed by microscopic examination. ...Read more

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My former endocrinologist told me that i was likely going to develop cancer from several mris I have had to follow a pituitary adenoma and benign liver tumor. Are mris causing cancer in patients?

Nonsense: Mris use powerful magnets to harmlessly and temporarily change the orientation of atoms in your tissues. They then use radio waves to visualize the image. The change of atom spin and orientation has no effect on the molecules or their function. The type of radiation that causes cancer is ionizing radiation. You get exposed to that with ct scans, xrays, air travel, etc. But not mris. Fear not. ...Read more

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Dr. Soren Singel
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Pituitary Adenoma (Definition)

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