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Can a regular doctor remove a fatty tumor cyst or do I need to see a specialist?

Can a regular doctor remove a fatty tumor cyst or do I need to see a specialist?

It depends on...: ...The size and location of the lipoma (pronounced lie-poh-ma) and the comfort level of your primary care doctor. I suggest that you ask your primary--they will assess and decide the best course to take. ...Read more

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What kind of specialist to see, neurology or neurosurgery? I think I have a brain tumor.

What kind of specialist to see, neurology or neurosurgery? I think I have a brain tumor.

Primary care: It may be optimal to start with your primary care provider to first address the basis of concern that you might have a brain tumor. The pcp could then determine to whom the referral should be made. ...Read more

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Is an eye doctor one of the specialists a patient sees if he has a brain tumor?

Is an eye doctor one of the specialists a patient sees if he has a brain tumor?

Yes.: If the tumor is of sufficient size to cause an increase in the intracranial pressure (icp), there is swelling of the optic nerves as they are "pushed" on by the high pressure. The result is a finding called "papilledema" which is a tell tale sign of increased icp. So, yes, for larger tumors the answer would be yes. Small tumors may have no impact, especially intiially. ...Read more

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Severe health anxiety abt brain tumor. Sometimes shooting pain in back of neck. Normal neuro, eye exams. Doc does not rec specialist/MRI. BT unlikely?

Severe health anxiety abt brain tumor. Sometimes shooting pain in back of neck. Normal neuro, eye exams. Doc does not rec specialist/MRI. BT unlikely?

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Do you know if pancoast tumors are cancerous?

Do you know if pancoast tumors are cancerous?

Yes: A Pancoast tumor, is a tumor of the pulmonary apex. It is a malignant lung cancer that is primarily defined by its location situated at the top end of either the right or left lung. It tends to spread to nearby tissues such as the ribs and spine Most of these lesions are non-small cell cancers. The tumor can cause compression of a brachiocephalic vein, subclavian artery, and phrenic nerve ...Read more

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Pancoast tumor metastisis survival rate?

Pancoast tumor metastisis survival rate?

Pancoast tumor: Occurs at the top of the lung and invades out and up to involve muscles, nerves, and thereby causing pain and horner's syndrome. Metastasis usually means going to another organ. If confined to chest and outward extension (?Metastasis), outlook is more optimistic. If it metastasized to brain, lung, liver or distant bones, the outlook is bleak, seek symptom management, there is no cure. ...Read more

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