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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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Painful coccyx getting worse, I'm scared it might be a tumor or cancer ?

No tumor: Painful coccyx is known as coccydynia. Treatments for coccydynia are usually noninvasive and local. The first line of treatment typically includes: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs. When this fails local infiltration with kenalog (triamcinolone) 40 is usually effective. ...Read more

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Would an MRI scan on the coccyx for tailbone pain show if there was some sort of tumor causing the pain?

Would an MRI scan on the coccyx for tailbone pain show if there was some sort of tumor causing the pain?

More than likely: But why would you have a tumor on your coccyx? A rather unusual reason for coccygeal pain in a 29 year old woman. Keep in mind that common things happen commonly. A plain x-ray would be a better first imaging study especially if there was an injury. ...Read more

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Headache is a symptom of what tumors?

Headache is a symptom of what tumors?

Nonspecific: Headaches can be due to migraine, muscle contraction, hydrocephalus, tumors, hypertension, sinus infections, jaw problems. Tumors and hemorrhages cause headaches due to increased pressure inside the skull when the size is significant. Many tumors, such as meningiomas, may be completely silent, without any pain. ...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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What are the core symptoms of fatty tumor?

What are the core symptoms of fatty tumor?

Painless lump: A lipoma is the most common fatty tumor. The main symptoms are a painless lump that can appear almost anywhere in/on the body. Often there are no symptoms and the lump is found incidentally during a different test ordered for another reason. Lipomas, if they are symptomatic, can be removed surgically. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a tumor on the pituitary?

What are symptoms of a tumor on the pituitary?

Depends -type? Size?: Sometimes there are no symptoms especially if small and non functioning. If big - visual problems, headache. If functioning- depends on which if the many hormones the pituitary makes is over produced. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a neck tumor? Is it rare?

What are the symptoms of a neck tumor? Is it rare?

Palpable non tende3r: Several types of tumors noted in head and neck. Neither cause pain other than for presence of mass. Primary lesions are nodular and arise in the thyroid adjacent to wind pipe or in submax area due to lesions in submax salivary gland. Metastatic tumors are mostly nodal along the jugular vein arising from squamous lesions of oral cavity or thyroid. ...Read more

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How quickly do bran tumors develope serious symptoms?

How quickly do bran tumors develope serious symptoms?

Depends on location: Serious symptoms from a brain tumor depend upon the location in the brain and the rate of tumor growth. There are parts of the brain where a tumor can grow to a large size with few symptoms and others where a small tumor can cause profound symptoms. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of ewing tumors and how deadly are they?

What are symptoms of ewing tumors and how deadly are they?

Painful mass/cancer: Ewing's sarcoma can occur in bone and soft tissues. They tend to be painful when in the bone and the less common soft tissue tumors are usually painless. Common locations are the in the pelvis and lower extremities. Many factors figure into chances of survival, but as any cancer, ewing's may be deadly. Excellent treatments exist currently and overall chances of beating the disease are about 70%. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of benign tumour and malignated tumor?

What are the symptoms of benign tumour and malignated tumor?

Well, that really: depends on the type of tumor it is (specifically). Benign means it isn't cancer. Malignant means it is cancer.Take care. ...Read more

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What can cause a tumor in your bladder? What are the symptoms? Thank you

What can cause a tumor in your bladder? What are the symptoms? Thank you

Smoking: Cigarette smoking is major risk factor (50-80% of cancers, risk associated with duration and intensity)
● arylamines (2-naphthylamine) and aniline dyes
● in developing countries, schistosoma haematobium ova are deposited in bladder wall and cause chronic inflammation, squamous metaplasia, dysplasia; 70% of tumors are squamous cell carcinoma.
Symptoms are painless hematuria, urinary obstruction. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a tumor in ur bladder? If so what symptoms would it cause?

Is it possible to have a tumor in ur bladder? If so what symptoms would it cause?

I happens: Symptoms would be bladder pain, burning and cramping as well as feeling like you need to empty your bladder. Commonly, there will be blood in the urine. ...Read more

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Anyone know anything about symptoms people have when they have disseminated peritoneal leiomytosis tumors?

Depends: Despite the spectacluar x-ray / imaging appearance, many people with this curious condition have little or nothing in the way of problems. Occasionally surgery may be in order when the tumor obstructs the bowel. ...Read more

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One of my pupils is slightly larger than the other. No other symptoms. They constrict normally and react to light. Could it be a tumor?

One of my pupils is slightly larger than the other. No other symptoms. They constrict normally and react to light. Could it be a tumor?

Pupil: Most likely a problem in measuring pupil size. Can be tricky. Have someone take a picture of your eyes in a darkish room with no flash. Have Dr look at them. ...Read more

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Have had either signs of a brian tumor or just cataplexy. I guess my question is can you have cataplexy symptoms with a tumor and if so what kind?

Have had either signs of a brian tumor or just cataplexy. I guess my question is can you have cataplexy symptoms with a tumor and if so what kind?

Go see a good doctor: Please do not try to make a difficult diagnosis all by yourself. Go see a doctor. No one can tell what is wrong with you, via email . It will take a doctor to meet you, get a history and do a clinical/neurological examination and possibly a brain ct or MRI study if indicated, and you will get a clear answer. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bone tumors?

What are the symptoms of bone tumors?

Varied: Lesions of the bone can represent primary as well as metastatic tumors. Many of the primary tumors which are cartilaginous present and a palpable nodular mass with no associated pain. Osteogenic sarcoma which can erode the bone is very symptomatic as is metastatic tumors that when enlarging expand the periosteum causing pain. Radiation and chemo are best used to control symptoms. ...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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Have some symptoms of g.E.R, how can I treat? It will it go away on its own? Should i worry? And can it cause things like lets say a tumor? Im nerves.

Have some symptoms of g.E.R, how can I treat? It will it go away on its own? Should i worry? And can it cause things like lets say a tumor? Im nerves.

I assume you have Ac: If it is acid reflux you are talking about, it is easily treatable with antacids. No risk of cancer if you take antacids regularly. You can take medicines like Pepcid (famotidine) or zantac(cheapest drugs to use). More potent drugs are Prilosec or omeprazole...They are very potent and highly effective but cost a bit more.You should try and find out which one works best for you. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a kidney tumor?

What are the symptoms of a kidney tumor?

Kidney tumors: Rarely produce symptopoms when small, and usually are found when blood is detected in a urine analysis or as a finding on an abdominal ct done for another reason. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a spinal tumor?

What are the symptoms of a spinal tumor?

Depends: Tumor in the bone can present with just pain. However if it causes compression of the spinal cord or nerves it can present with paralysis, weakness, altered sensation, bowel/bladder incontinence etc. So basically depends on location along spinal column and whether or not it causes nerve or cord compression. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of carcinoid tumors bad?

Are the symptoms of carcinoid tumors bad?

Not always!: The most common place to have a carcinoid is the appendix. When the tumor is there, and most of the other common locations which are in the intestinal tract, you don't feel anything because the liver removes the hormones the tumors produce. Only when the tumors are large, outside the intestinal tract, or metastatic do the symptoms occur. They can get very bad then. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an auditory tumor?

What are the symptoms of an auditory tumor?

Hearing changes: Auditory just means "hearing, " so there is no "auditory" tumor. However, anything affecting the ear, balance, or temporal bone, will give changes in hearing, tinnitus (ringing), or changes in balance, vertigo, dizziness, etc. Hearing can be conductive or sensorineural loss depending on whether the bones of the middle ear are affected or if the nerves are affected. There are tests to separate this. ...Read more

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Adrenal tumor: what symptoms would one have?

Depends: This entirely depends on the type of tumor. If it is functional then you might have overproduction of cortical or medullary hormones, depending on location. If the tumor is destructive possible underproduction of hormones. Some tumors are metastatic from other cancers and some are just incidentally found. Therefore it's possible to also have no symptoms. ...Read more

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Which symptoms are signs of active adrenal tumor?

Which symptoms are signs of active adrenal tumor?

Variable: Pheochromocytomas produce Adrenalin like hormones: increased bp, anxiety, palpitations, etc. Conn disease: increased BP and weakness from low potassium, cushing: weight gain, hypertension, diabetes, bruising, hair growth. ...Read more

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Do adrenal tumor symptoms happen at any time of day?

Do adrenal tumor symptoms happen at any time of day?

Sometimes: The most common adrenal hormone is cortisol. This hormone has a "diurnal" or morning-evening variation. This variation is lost when there is a tumor producing this hormone, since a tumor is unchecked growth and therefore does not come under the usual control of other feedback methods. ...Read more

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Coccyx (Definition)

Coccyx is the triangular piece of bone at the end of the spine. It is commonly ...Read more