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Surgical Tumor Debulking
Yes: All specimens removed at the time of surgery must be sent for pathologic evaluation. While the report comes separately from the operative report which describes what was found at the procedure and how it was removed, the pathology report describes the gross appearance of the specimen followed by the microscopic appearance and then a histologic diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
"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
Missed some?: The excision might have missed a mmicroscopic portion and it grew back. Or, you could have grown another tumor right next to it. Some malignant tumors can be very aggressive and recur frequently. Either way, please return to your physician if you havent already. ...Read more
Epithelial tumors: Most if not all epithelial based tumors, that is colon, lung, ovary, breast are based treated by surgical removal of the primary. Lymphoid tumors such as lymphosarcoma, myeloma aand other tumor expressing CD20 are best treated by radiation, Rituxan and CHOPP chemo immunotherapy. More recently CAR- T therapy has been added to the regimen for lymphoid and CD 19 leukemias ...Read more
Any suggestions on which type of cancer would most likely benefit from the surgical removal of a tumor?
Can you tell me if a craniotomy surgically removes the tumor. But I am hearing about gamma-knife surgery and want to find out more, is that a good choice?
Consult surgeon: Type of radiation treatment usually performed when tumor or other abnormality in the brain is too hard to reach with standard neurosurgery or person not healthy enough to undergo standard surgery or person prefers a less invasive treatment.Brain tumor. Radiosurgery useful in the management of small noncancerous (benign) and cancerous (malignant) brain tumors.Have to ask oncologist advice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medical/Surgical Oncology: Is there anyone in the state of Florida that uses the DaVinci System to attempt to excise a pancreatic tumor. Please help?
Pancreatic cancer: Consider contacting Orlando regional medical center/, MD Anderson cancer center as that has an affiliation with MD anderson and may offer multiple options. http://www.davincisurgery.com/da-vinci-general-surgery/ is a locator for places in the US where DaVinci systems are used and may help. ...Read more
Does the surgical removal of a cancerous tumor necessarily result in cancer cells to be spread to other parts of the body via the bloodstream?
Cancer treatment: No. If the neoplasm is thought to be limited and amenable to excision or complete removal, then it is the treatment of choice. Adjuvant chemo and/or radiation are used to kill residual microscopic local or distant metastatic disease. It is not a good idea to just debulk the malignancy. The goal is to excise or remove entirely all gross disease. What "spills" in blood stream is insignificant. ...Read more
Yes : It really depends on the type of the benign tumor. Some benign bone tumors can be treated successfully with radiation. Others respond to medications like nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Some others can be left alone. Your doctor, dentist or oral surgeon will be the best person to give you these answers. ...Read more
Depends: Gamma knife is a type of very precise radiation that can deliver very high doses of radiation to small confined targets. It dose not require any surgery so in this sense it is safer than an operation. However, one must take great care when using this technique to ensure that the target is drawn correctly and that proper qa and oversight occur during the delivery of treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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