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What is size of general size of neurofibroma and lipoma?

What is size of general size of neurofibroma and lipoma?

Bump sizes: Lipomas are often under the skin (deeper) and around at least 1cm or much larger. Neurofibromas can be large and deep (plexiform type) but are usually small, like a 5-7 raised, fleshy mole. ...Read more

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Skin Cancer (Definition)

A condition in which some element of your skin which is one of the most complex organs in the body, degenerates into cancer, with the cancerous (malignant) cells growing ...Read more


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Lump between breasts, history of melanoma, malignant mole removed from directly across the location of the lump. Any chance it's just a cyst?

Lump between breasts, history of melanoma, malignant mole removed from directly across the location of the lump. Any chance it's just a cyst?

Wrong question: Please forgive my frankness. The only question you need to ask is, "Could it be CANCER?" With your cancer history, and the fact that this is a dominant mass where there's possibly breast tissue, you need to get seen. Period. Pick up the phone now. To be brave, act brave. We'll be thinking of you, and if it's benign / nothing / a lipoma / a cyst, you're a stronger and more skilled person. ...Read more

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What amount chances of survival of neuroendocrine carcinoma of the cervix?

What amount chances of survival of neuroendocrine carcinoma of the cervix?

It all depends: Survival of this disease depends on a number of factors. The stage of the disease is very important to know. Stage defines the extent of disease. Higher stage means more advanced disease which means a worse prognosis. Neuroendocrine carcinoma is not very common in the cervix. It is a more aggressive cell type than the more common squamous cell carcinoma. ...Read more

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Is the length 11 CM , 8 CM width 18.50 breadth of the testical size big?

Is the length 11 CM , 8 CM width 18.50 breadth of the testical size big?

Joke? or Emergency: This is so abnormal that i wonder if you are pulling our legs. A testicle that is 18 cm or 7 inches wide is extremely abnormal and should be evaluated today by a medical professional? ...Read more

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What's the average/typical size of ovarian tumors that are cancerous?

What's the average/typical size of ovarian tumors that are cancerous?

Size is not criteria: Benign cysts could be huge , malignant ovarian tumors could be very small , so size is not the criteria . Go for regular gyn examinations , sonograms if indicated and follow your doctors advise . ...Read more

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Does the size of a breast increase its chances of having breast cancer?

Does the size of a breast increase its chances of having breast cancer?

No: Breast size doesn't affect risk for breast cancer. It is important to perform monthly breast self exam and be familiar with your own breasts. If you have larger and dense breasts, it can be more difficult to feel an abnormality but once you know your own breasts, it can be easier. ...Read more

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In metastic colon cancer do the size and number of metastases matter ?

In metastic colon cancer do the size and number of metastases matter ?

Yes: In colon cancer as with most malignancies as the lesion increases in size the greater the population of mutated cells with varying surface glycoproteins defining different sites of metastasis. With the metastasis alreadyu present each of these cells express a mutated form of mitochondrial DNA acting as immunogenic inhibitory molecules making treatment more difficult. ...Read more

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What are risks of a non-melanoma skin cancer excision?

What are risks of a non-melanoma skin cancer excision?

Depends on location: Surgical removal of skin cancers is effective and the risks are associated with the size and location. Bleeding, infection and poor cosmetic outcome are all risks. Delayed healing in areas of poor blood flow is also a risk. Other treatments such as radiation can be successful as well with similar results and better cosmetic outcomes. ...Read more

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What is the approximate size of a small cell cancer cell? (the individual cell).

What is the approximate size of a small cell cancer cell? (the individual cell).

Oat cells: The all-too-familiar lung cancer. Around 15 by 20 microns. They vary some. This is bigger than many healthy body cells, but quite small for cancer cells. They don't have much cytoplasm, and they tend not to accumulate a lot of extra chromosomes. ...Read more

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Are the size, number, shape, and/or location of colonrectal polyps in anyway associated with likelihood of malignancy?

Are the size, number, shape, and/or location of colonrectal polyps in anyway associated with likelihood of malignancy?

Polyps: 95% of polyps less than 1 cm in size are benign. Adenomatous polyps are the pre us or polyp for colon cancer. All colon cancers come from these polyps but all adenomatous polyps don't become cancer. Why a polyp turns on to become cancer is unknown but they estimate it takes five years to become a cancer ...Read more

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Can basal cell cancer increase my risk of melanoma?

Can basal cell cancer increase my risk of melanoma?

Indirectly: Basal cell skin cancers are almost always due to sun exposure. Sun exposure (and bad sun burns) increase risk of melanoma. If you are 29 and have had a basal cell, you should make sure you are getting regular screening examinations with your dermatologist on whatever schedule he/she sees fit. Biopsy of any suspicious lesions is important. ...Read more

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Whats the classification of breast cancer metastasis?

Whats the classification of breast cancer metastasis?

Staging: Breast cancer staging is described as t (tumor size), n (lymph node metastases) and m (metastases to sites like bone, lung, etc). In a simplified short answer: stage 0 is non-invasive breast cancer, stage 1 is no spread to lymph nodes, stage 2 and stage 3 has lymph node spread and larger tumors, and stage 4 would have metastases to other organs. ...Read more

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One enlarged testes the size of a small orange !

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One enlarged testes the size of a small orange !

Here are some ...: Very likely you may have so-called hydrocele. Nonetheless, bring the info on the onset, degree, duration, evolution, and progress of scrotal swelling and its potentially related symptoms over time to the Doc for analysis + physical exam + tests as needed such as US so to deduce possible Dx for reasonable Rx / care / counseling. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a malignant breast lump decreasing?

What are the chances of a malignant breast lump decreasing?

Biopsy?: Have you had a biopsy and been diagnosed with cancer? Cancerous lumps do not decrease, as my collegue replied in his answer. You could have a fluid filled cyst in the breast that can decrease in size and often times disappear altogether. I recommend you get evaluated by a physician to get a correct answer and diagnose your problem. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are the common areas of metastasis of melanoma?

What are the common areas of metastasis of melanoma?

Local and distant: Melanomas, like other cancers, can metastasize either locally or distantly. Local metastasis usually means to a lymph node in the area of the primary tumor. From there, other areas which commonly develop metastasis include the lungs, liver, and brain. However, metastases just about anywhere in the body are possible. ...Read more

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What constitutes stage 4 melanoma on a superficial mole that has gone malignant?

What constitutes stage 4 melanoma on a superficial mole that has gone malignant?

Metastasis: Stage IV (4) melanoma is the highest stage that a melanoma can reach. It is diagnosed by finding distant spread or metastasis to other parts of the body. Stage is different from clark's levels and breslow levels, although these can impact lower stages. (ajcc cancer staging manual, 7th ed., 2010). ...Read more

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What are the chances of srvaival in colorectal adinoma carcinpma at the age of 70?

What are the chances of srvaival in colorectal adinoma carcinpma at the age of 70?

Depends on the stage: If stage 1 or 2, good survival. If stage 3 or lymph node involvement, less than stage 1 or 2. If stage 4 or metastatic disease, the survival depends on response to therapy and the patient's comorbidities. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Lump in testcal size of a small pea cancer or cyst?

Lump in testcal size of a small pea cancer or cyst?

Needs eval: A lump in the testicle should be evaluated by a physician and imaged (testicular ultrasound) if need be. Guessing is not in order. Please see your physician for a physical examination and further testing/imaging are needed. ...Read more

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What is the color of malignant breast masses (when biopsied)?

What is the color of malignant breast masses (when biopsied)?

Tan-white.: Compared to the surrounding normal breast tissue, which is pink and yellow-white, malignant breast tumors are typically tan-white in color and very firm to the touch. They grossly have an irregular, stellate (star-like) appearance, and may be gritty when cut. The tissue fixation in formalin typically used in breast biopsies will enhance the differences between the tumor and the normal breast. ...Read more

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Melanoma (Definition)

A type of cancer that develops from pigment-containing ...Read more