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What exactly is phyllodes tumor?

What exactly is phyllodes tumor?

Tumor of breast: Most phyllodes tumors of breast are benign, about 10% are malignant. It is a morphologic variant of breast tumors. For more info see: http://www.Hopkinsmedicine.Org/avon_foundation_breast_center/breast_cancers_other_conditions/phyllodes_tumors.Html. ...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 the survival rate for phyllodes tumors of the breast?

What is the survival rate for phyllodes tumors of the breast?

Varies with Type: Phyllodes tumors of the breast are very rare;therefore , rx data is lacking. These are classified as benign, borderline, or malignant; most people in the first two categories are cured by surgery; if malignant, the 5-yr survival is estimated at 60-80%. Rx consists of wide-excision; radiation and chemorx is controversial and reserved for the malignant sub-type. ...Read more

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I was recently diagnosed with a benign phyllodes tumor, im not to sure if enough margins were taken, my surgeon wants me to follow up in 1 year. ?

I was recently diagnosed with a benign phyllodes tumor, im not to sure if enough margins were taken, my surgeon wants me to follow up in 1 year. ?

Phylloides tumors: Benign phylloides tumors have a relatively high recurrence rate and should be removed with a margin. How much of a margin is not standard in the literature but at long as the pseudocapsule is intact it is probably ok. Due to the high recurrence, an ultrasound should be performed to look for recurrence at least annually and of course annual mammograms if you are of age [over say 35 - 40. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with phyllodes tumor (benign) & read it's rare & may come back malignant. Should i consider mastectomy to prevent future reoccurrence?

Well: You are very young and that is a huge step . It is big both physically and mentally. The recurrence rate is not so high. I would wait until it recurred but you could certainly get an opinion from an oncologist ...Read more

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What is the difference between malignant phyllodes tumor and breast sarcoma?

What is the difference between malignant phyllodes tumor and breast sarcoma?

Phyllodes of breast: Sarcoma is a tumor of the supporting tissues wherever it may be located. Phyllodes is a type of sarcoma that is from the breast stroma tissue. ...Read more

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My friend HS phyllodes.Tumor ws removd. Tissue around negative. Sd breast b moved?She hd multiple myeloma & bone marow transplnt. In remission now. Tx

My friend HS phyllodes.Tumor ws removd. Tissue around negative. Sd breast b moved?She hd multiple myeloma & bone marow transplnt. In remission now. Tx

Depends: Phyllodes breast tumors are rare and most are benign. It depends on the final pathology findings. Benign tumors only need removal with clear margins. Cancerous phyllodes tumors may need mastectomy. See this site: http://m.Cancer.Org/healthy/findcancerearly/womenshealth/non-cancerousbreastconditions/non-cancerous-breast-conditions-phyllodes-tumors. ...Read more

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What symptoms are common in a tumor?

What symptoms are common in a tumor?

Depends: A tumor is just a fancy way to say "lump". There are benign and malignant (cancerous) tumors and the symptoms they cause depend on the location and the particular organ affected. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a fatty tumor?

What are the symptoms of a fatty tumor?

It depends on...: ...What it is pushing up against. Fatty tumors, or lipomas, are benign lumps which typically develop in the fatty layer just under the skin; occasionally, they develop deeper, at the muscle layer. Symptoms are usually secondary to what the tumor is pushing up against, and are usually mild-to-minimal. Most people request excision due to cosmetic reasons. ...Read more

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