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What are the symptoms of atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumors?

What are the symptoms of atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumors?

It vary based on his: An atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor, often called at/rt, is a very rare and fast-growing tumor of the central nervous system. Headache (especially upon waking in the morning) nausea and vomiting fatigue and lethargy trouble with balance and coordinationincreased head size in infants (hydrocephalus) your child’s symptoms may vary based on his age and the location of the tumor. ...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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What is atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor and what is the survival rate for children 3 and older?

What is atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor and what is the survival rate for children 3 and older?

Malignantbrain tumor: Malignant brain tumor more commonly diagnosed in the childhood usually localized in cerebellum so commonly children will have walking unsteadiness, headaches irritabilty survival rate varies with age of child, amount of tumor left behind and metastases. Although survival is less than 15 % at 2 years for children less than 3. ...Read more

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Need help docs! my 4 year old son has atypical teratoid rhabdoid cancer of the kidney. What are the odds?

Need help docs! my 4 year old son has atypical teratoid rhabdoid cancer of the kidney. What are the odds?

Cancer in at 4 years: I am sorry to read about your son's problem. You have not provided enough information for a meaningful answer in your question. Why don't you ask the physician (p) who gave you your son's diagnosis? The p knows the answer to your question best of all. ...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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