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How long does it take to expel Vit.A from the body? Is there a way to expedite it? My 17y daughters level is 91. Diag w/ pseudo tumor cerebri last mo

How long does it take to expel Vit.A from the body? Is there a way to expedite it?  My 17y daughters level is 91. Diag w/ pseudo tumor cerebri last mo

The cause is vit A?: Not sure I agree that the cause of PCT is vitamin A. But it should take only a few days for levels of vitamin A to reduce. At least, if the source is removed. Is it coming via diet or capsules? Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin. Sometimes we absorb it by eating fatty foods. PCT tends to occur in young women who are overweight. Sometimes weight loss is helpful for treating PCT. ...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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Is pseudo tumor cerebri is related to oversleeping?

Is pseudo tumor cerebri is related to oversleeping?

Pseudotumor cerebrii: Not usually. More likely due to hypervitaminosis a or other medications. ...Read more

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How to tell the difference between a psuedotumor cerebri and a brain tumor?

How to tell the difference between a psuedotumor cerebri and a brain tumor?

Cl exam & tests: Brain tumors will cause increase in the intracranial pressure, could easily detected by ct or MRI , some times with no reason intracranial pressure increases, will have all the signs and symptoms of space occupying brain tumor but there is no tumor , ct MRI will be negative is call pseudo (means false)tumor cerebri. ...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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