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Doctor insights on: Tumor Benign Spleen

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Is a tumor on my normal size spleen anything to be worries about? Any additional tests recommended?

Is a tumor on my normal size spleen anything to be worries about? Any additional tests recommended?

Be more exact: We need complete information about your Spleen and the tumor. Send us the exact information from the Tests done which showed this tumor. Was it a CT scan that shows this tumor? The radiologist can indicate whether it is likely to be benign(?cystic) or potentially cancerous (size matters here). A properly done CT scan or MRI can answer your questions. Ask your doctor about all of above. ...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 criteria must be met for a tumor to be classified as benign?

What criteria must be met for a tumor to be classified as benign?

No signs of Cancer: To make this distinction, we can use some history of a tumor which has been biopsied and given to a Pathologist for microscopic examination. There under the microscope the pathologist looks for signs of Cancer which are quite varied but mitosis, cellular atypia and invasiveness beyond the basement membrane will point to a cancer. Their absence would imply that the tumor is benign. IHC aids in diag ...Read more

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How are can you detect benign liver tumors?

How are can you detect benign liver tumors?

Biopsy: First you must know you have a liver tumor. This could be discovered by ultrasound, cat scan or mri. Some of these x-ray findings can diagnose benign tumors. Other liver tumors will need biopsy in order to prove whether or not they are benign or not. ...Read more

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How frequently are tumors on the pancreas benign?

How frequently are tumors on the pancreas benign?

Small %: The majority of pancreatic tumors arise in the intraductal structures and then invade. These are the high grade carcinomas. A small group areise from the islets of Langerhans and most of them are benign. Benign cyst adenomas are also occasionally found. One has to make sure that a beinign lesion is not one that converts to the malignant component. ...Read more

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How can having a benign meningioma tumor hurt you?

How can having a benign meningioma tumor hurt you?

Depends: Even a benign meningioma can grow into a problem- pain, headaches, seizures can occur. Other symptoms may vary on the location of the tumor in the brain. ...Read more

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What is some info about benign histiocytoma tumors?

What is some  info about benign histiocytoma tumors?

Not cancer: This is very broad category of disorders. If you or a family member has been diagnosed with this type of condition, you may want to go to a specialized university or referral center where doctors see this type of disorder. Some of them affect children, others affect younger adults. They usually present with enlarging lymph nodes, but it could involve other organs: bones, brains, endocrine glands. ...Read more