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Tumor Size Chart
"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
Yes: The standard lipoma presents as small subcutaneous soft nodules 1-2 cm. in diameter. Occassionally one sees an extremity lesion, or one of retroperitoneum, lipomatous in origin reaching 20 cm. or more in size. If a small lipoma grows quickly and obtains a 10 cm. dia. it should be resected, because here a malignant change to liposarcoma is possible. ...Read more
No: Uncontrolled growth is one of the hallmarks of cancer. It a lump has not increased in size in 4 years, by definition it is not cancer. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
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
As to nerve sheath tumors in thecal sac at l-4, in your experience do they typically grow or do they usually remain stable in size?
Small adenoma can do: Pituitary adenomas can cause hormonal access like you are concerned about. They can start producing symptoms when they are quite small like the size of a beebe (5 mm to 10 mm). When left untreated they can grow up to 1-3 cm before there are local pressure symptoms like vision problems. ...Read more
Size is not criteria: Benign cysts could be huge , malignant ovarian tumors could be very small , so size is not the criteria . Go for regular gyn examinations , sonograms if indicated and follow your doctors advise . ...Read more