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I had a ct after lump and bruise on foot. It showed ganglion cyst. Can a radiologist tell it is a ganglion and not a tumor or sarcoma from a CT scan?
By definition, it is malignant (i.e., being locally invasive and at least theoreticlally capable of metastasizing), and arises from / mimics muscle or connective tissue elements that are not marrow or immune / white cells. The sarcomas are a tremendously varied and troublesome family of tumors, though thankfully less common than carcinomas and the leukemia / ...Read more
I have 3.1cm growth in glute. After ultrasound docfound cystic and solid component that could be atypical lipoma or hematoma. Could this be sarcoma?
Unlikely: While it is possible, it is very unlikely. Options include repeat imaging in 3-6 months, or surgical removal. Ask your doctor what is best for you. It's important to realize however that nobody can see the future, and any test can be incorrect. Go with your gut feeling after a thoughtful discussion with your doc. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Immediately: Seek out a 2nd opinion. I have not heard of that diagnosis. Sometimes inexperienced pathologists may make that diagnosis. If you have been given a diagnosis of sarcoma, it is imperative that you seek out a 2nd opinion from an expert pathologist in sarcoma. I have been trained in sarcoma from MD Anderson Cancer Center and offer free consults email@example.com ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Osteosarcoma?: While "asteroid sarcoma" is not described in the medical or astronomy literature, it sounds a lot like osteosarcoma, so I presume that was the question. Osteosarcoma is a rare cancer of bones that usually occurs in teenagers. Treatment is with chemotherapy and surgery. In many cases, it can be cured, especially if it is caught before it spreads. Amputation is required only rarely. ...Read more
Very good treatments: If you have KS, although there are specific medications for it, typically treating the underlying disease (AIDS) with take care of the KS. If you have been confirmed to have KS, you need to be under the treatment of an Infectious Diseases doctor or whoever handles HIV/AIDS in your area. ...Read more
Biopsy : The biopsy establishes the diagnosis. An MRI shows the local extent of the tumor. A ct of the chest show if it spread to the lungs. A bone scan will look if tumor spread to bone. Sometimes a pet ct is done instead. A bone marrow biopsy is done to see if tumor spread to the bone marrow. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Soft tissue cancer: Sarcomas are cancers that affect the cells that are part of the support structure of our bodies. The more common type of cancer, adenocarcinomas, start in glands of the body, like breast, colon, lung, etc. But sarcomas start in bone, fat, muscles, ligaments and some parts of the skin, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: Each case is different, but overall survival is about 70%. Some cases have a more favorable prognosis, some less. But nobody can tell the future for any specific patient. Just do all you can to maximizes the chances of survival and pray for the best. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Painless mass: Most soft tissue sarcomas, with few exceptions like synovial sarcoma, are painless. Patients and even some doctors are falsely reassured by the absence of pain. Sarcomas may grow quickly or very slowly, but any painless mass has to be evaluated appropriately. While a painless mass can turn out to be a benign lipoma, a sarcoma has to be ruled out. An MRI can readily diagnose a lipoma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
They can: Depending upon where the sarcoma is and what tissues are involved, patients with sarcoma may have pain. Often the pain resolves as the sarcoma responds to therapy but sometimes not. It is important that the oncologist know about any pain the patient may be having so that it can be addressed. There are many options available to treat pain. Pain is not a symptom to ignore/ put up with. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very hard...: To describe. Some are fibrous sarcomas and some are fatty liposaromas. Generally are hard, firm, gritty, gray-yellow rounded densities. Can infiltrate other tissues or can push other normal tissues away. Feels and looks differently than surrounding normal tissues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more