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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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I have hashimoto thyroidism, pituitary tumor, seizures, lesion on my brain and had multiple concussions. My calves are hurting bad what could this be?

I have hashimoto thyroidism, pituitary tumor, seizures, lesion on my brain and had multiple concussions. My calves are hurting bad what could this be?

Wow- a lot!: This can either be as simple as muscular if you have had any changes in excercise or even trauma (fall, seizure). Or it can be neurological, neuropathic pain due to your comorbidities or even the brain lesion. Or vascular such as a DVT or blood clot in your veins. I would recommend that you get evaluated at your earliest convenience. ...Read more

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How are thyroid tumors classified?

How are thyroid tumors classified?

4 types of cancers: There are 4 types of thyroid cancer (ca) thyroid follicular cells that make thyroid hormone can form papillary ca (cells look abnormal, best outpook), follicular ca (look normal, pushing outside tumor or into blood/lymph vessels, good outlook), and anaplastic ca (very abnormal, poor outlook). Parafollicular cells, or c-cells make calcitonin, and can form medullary ca (look abnormal, fair outlook). ...Read more

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How long does it take to perform a subtotal thyroidectomy and removal of a tumor on the right side of the thyroid?

How long does it take to perform a subtotal thyroidectomy and removal of a tumor on the right side of the thyroid?

Two hours: Does depend on any prior scarring, procedures invasion, and speed of the particular surgeon- very careful, is the key since important adjacent structures. ...Read more

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What thyroid levels are reflective of pituitary tumor?

Pituitary Tumor: The diagnosis of a pituitary tumor is more complex than thyroid levels. I encourage you to talk to a person specializing in endocrine function. To answer the question: thyroid levels can be high with a tumor secreting thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh), normal with a smaller (~1-3cm) nontsh secreting tumor, or usually low with a larger (>2.5cm) nontsh secreting tumor. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of someone with beginning stages of thyroid cancer/thyroid tumor?

What are the symptoms of someone with beginning stages of thyroid cancer/thyroid tumor?

None or a lump: Most patients have no symptoms at all and the thyroid cancer is found incidentally on another imaging study. Some patients will have a palpable nodule in their thyroid that their doctor finds on routine physical. ...Read more

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What to do if I have two fibroid tumors, and weigh 107, should I also get my thyroid cheked?

What to do if I have two fibroid tumors, and weigh 107, should I also get my thyroid cheked?

Only if symptomatic: If hyperthyroidism is being considered because of wt. then there should be symptoms like excess sweating etc. Get blood test to check. No relationship to fibroid tumors which represent degeneration of the smooth muscle of the uterus. ...Read more

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I have no thyroid, TT and tumor removal in 2012, i have slow growing jugular lymph nodes (2 of concern @ 2.1cm and 2.6cm) ?

I have no thyroid, TT and tumor removal in 2012, i have slow growing jugular lymph nodes (2 of concern @ 2.1cm and 2.6cm) ?

Possible mets: In contrast to most H&N malignancies, thyroid Ca does not undergo a concomitant radical neck dissection. Rather nodes are plucked from the adjacent jugular veins. If no abnormal nodes noted at surgery the procedure encompasses the thyroid gland only. At 3 yrs. p.o. if jugular nodes are now noted , bx should be performed and if positive, the jugular veins should be dissected. ...Read more

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Im taking cabergoline for elevated prolactin not due to a tumor, how will cabergoline affect my thyroid production? I believe thyroid is lacking.

Im taking cabergoline for elevated prolactin not due to a 
tumor, how will cabergoline affect my thyroid production?
I believe thyroid is lacking.

Most often due to rx: The most frequent cause of elevated prolactin not due to a pituitary problem is ingestion of medication -- most commonly medication given for depression, anxiety, psychiatric illness, etc. Check with your prescribing physician. High prolactin can be seen in people with low thyroid function with high trh secretion, although it is more common with damage due to a tumor. ...Read more

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I have a soft, movable knot on the left side of my neck. Went to dr and they said it isn't a tumor or thyroid. What is it?

I have a soft, movable knot on the left side of my neck. Went to dr and they said it isn't a tumor or thyroid. What is it?

Hmmmm: Well, it could be a number of things. I would suggest seeing an otolarygologist who can perhaps more accurately give you an idea of what it is or suggest a test that may help define it. A ct scan or perhaps a thyroid ultrasound likely will give an answer if the ENT doc cannot tell you. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a thyroid nodule and a tumor?

What's the difference between a thyroid nodule and a tumor?

Terminology: A nodule is a non-specific term for any mass or abnormal tissue, it may be due to inflammation, part of goiter or could be a tumor. The tumor usually indicates a cancerous lesion, though benign tumors are also called tumors. ...Read more

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After removal of my thyroid gloin because of a tumor i got diagnosed with copd. Do you know if there are relations between thyroid gland and copd?

After removal of my thyroid gloin because of a tumor i got diagnosed with copd. Do you know if there are relations between thyroid gland and copd?

No: thyroid surgery may cause pulmonary problems if damage has occurred to the recurrent laryngeal nerve which controls vocal cord motion. COPD or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease usually results from smoking where elastase is produced in the lung tissue, escapes into circulation where it breaks down elastic tissue in the rib cage to cause COPD, or in skin of face to result in wrinkles. ...Read more

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What should I expect with a fine needle biopsy of my thyroid? What are the possible tumors or results?

What should I expect with a fine needle biopsy of my thyroid?  What are the possible tumors or results?

Well tolerated: Many times we biopsy nodules seen on ultrasound. Most are benign. If a cancer is seen, most of the time it is papillary, and treatable with thyroidectomy and lymph node removal. There can be follicular cells seen, which usually results in removal of one side of the thyroid, as you can't tell for sure if its noncancerous follicular cells on fna. Rarely, they dont get enough cells to tell. ...Read more

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Parathyroid tumor - if you had one removed, will you have to take meds like if you removed your thyroid?

Parathyroid tumor - if you had one removed, will you have to take meds like if you removed your thyroid?

No: Unlike the thyroid, people generally are born with 4 parathyroid glands. When one of them is removed, the other glands are still there to do the work. ...Read more

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Can a thyroid lump present on the side of your neck? One appeared and family history of benign tumors on thyroid

Can a thyroid lump present on the side of your neck? One appeared and family history of benign tumors on thyroid

In Mets: The thyroid gland is a midline neck structure sitting on the larynx or Adams Apple. When on swallows the thyroid gland moves up so that any pathology noted is known to become elevated higher in the midline neck. If the mass you are palpating in the side of the neck region does not move as noted, think of metastatic nodal pathology which must be evaluated. Neck scan and bx necessary. ...Read more

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Swelling to the right of adams apple that feels soft like a fatty tumor. Thyroid tests all came back normal . What could it be?

Multiple causes: A lump in your neck should be investigated. It could be a thyroid nodule, an enlarged lymph node, a thyroglossal duct cyst, a lipoma (fatty tumor), subcutaneous cyst. Most people with thyroid nodules have normal thyroid levels. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Belching (Definition)

Belching (big burps) is a symptom in which a person forces air noisily from his stomach out through his mouth. Belching can be due to too much air or gas in the stomach. Sometimes, people purposely swallow air and belch it back ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more