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Are pelvic tumors, like malignant ovarian tumors, genetic?

Are pelvic tumors, like malignant ovarian tumors, genetic?

To some extent: Almost all tumors have a genetic component in that heredity plays a role in the susceptibility to cancers. In the case of ovarian cancer there are a few well characterized genetic markers that portend higher incidence, e.g., brca 1 and brca 2. ...Read more

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Urology (Definition)

Urology is a medical and surgical specialty that deals with the urinary tract (kidney, ureter, bladder, & urethra) of men and women; & the reproductive system of men. It is a broad field dealing with issues ranging from infections & kidney stones to surgical problems such as congenital defects, cancer surgery, and incontinence. Urologists are board certified by ...Read more


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Are carcinoid tumors carcinoma? Is malignant metastatic stomach carcinoma that's hereditary a carcinoid cancer? carcinoid Neuroendocrine tumors?

Are carcinoid tumors carcinoma? Is malignant metastatic stomach carcinoma that's hereditary a carcinoid cancer? carcinoid Neuroendocrine tumors?

Complicated question: Carcinoids are carcinomas, usually more slow growing than adenocarcinomas. For information in this topic you may consult this link: http://www.webmd.com/cancer/carcinoid-tumors#1 ...Read more

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Multilobulated pulmonary mass w/calcifications in left upper lobe. Neoplastic disease vs inflammatory/infectious process. rule out metastatic disease ?

Multilobulated pulmonary mass w/calcifications in left upper lobe. Neoplastic disease vs inflammatory/infectious process. rule out metastatic disease ?

In general...: IN GENERAL, a multilobulated mass is more likely malignant, one with calcifications is less likely. As in much else, size matters, with bigger being more worrisome. If you're smoker, more likely malignant, if from place of endemic TB or histoplasmosis, risk of chronic infection rises. You'll need to be evaluated by a pulmonologist, who will very likely recommend biopsy. ...Read more

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Bilateral lung nodules,Atelectasis prior papilloma thyroid CA.Pituitary Adenoma,Chiari Malformation,FMD,enlarged common bile duct no stones. Genetic?

Bilateral lung nodules,Atelectasis prior papilloma thyroid CA.Pituitary Adenoma,Chiari Malformation,FMD,enlarged common bile duct no stones. Genetic?

Maybe genetic: Probably should have genetic consult. Forinstance Chiari malformation, fibromuscular dysplasia, and thyroid cancer can be associated with neurofibromatosis. Lung nodules are non specific and can be from some infections but also metastatic disease sometimes from papillary thyroid cancer. You may want to consult a geneticist physician. ...Read more

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I have symptoms of bladder infectons urology Dr can find nothing wrong wih my,bladder thinks I have scar tissue from a hysterectomy I had 45 yrs ago?

I have symptoms of bladder infectons  urology Dr can find nothing wrong wih my,bladder thinks I have scar tissue from a hysterectomy I had 45 yrs ago?

Look further: Get a urinalysis (dip stick & microscopic) and urine culture to look for infection and tumor. Interstitial cystitis is a condition with symptoms similar to an infection but usually with normal urine. A cystoscopy is needed to diagnose this. Good luck ...Read more

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Is prostate cancer considered an endocrine system disorder?

Is prostate cancer considered an endocrine system disorder?

No: Prostate cancer does produce the protein "psa, " but this is not a functional hormone that we believe has any significant physiologic effect. ...Read more

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Are lymphoma nd lymphatic melformation related diseases?

Are lymphoma nd lymphatic melformation related diseases?

Not really : Lymphomas are blood-borne malignancies that typically have origin in lymph nodes or other lymphatic tissue. Lymphatic malformations are typically benign abnormalities of lymphatic channel morphology. Many are congenital for example a cystic hygroma. ...Read more

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Is ectopic hamartomatous thymoma a benign or malignant tumor?

Is ectopic hamartomatous thymoma a benign or malignant tumor?

Depends: A thymoma is a malignant tumor of the thymus, and the seriousness depends on details in the pathology report. An ectopic thymus and a hamartoma are both benign, but if the report says "thymoma" then it is probably malignant although not necessarily very serious if completely removed. Discuss with your surgeon! ...Read more

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1 CM pituitary neoplasm, stable but has been called tumor, hypophysitis, nothing, leading to $1ks of mris with no certainty as to diagnosis of pituitary or partial adrenal insuff, biopsy worth risks?

1 CM pituitary neoplasm, stable but has been called tumor, hypophysitis, nothing, leading to $1ks of mris with no certainty as to diagnosis of pituitary or partial adrenal insuff, biopsy worth risks?

Discuss with doc: There are tumors in this region that grow briefly and stop, causing no interference with life other than the stress involve with knowing it might. It can be a very difficult area to get to without causing injury to sensitive structures that make and release hormones. Cautious monitoring of the tumor (MRI) and hormones (blood tests) with the neurosurgeon working with the endo doc is the safest appr. ...Read more

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Are pancreatic malignant tumors hypoechoic ?

Are pancreatic malignant tumors hypoechoic ?

Yes: The typical echogenicity of the pancreas is hyperechoic to adjacent fat. A hypoechoic mass within the pancreas can be benign or malignant. If you have a hypoechoic mass in the pancreas at age 30, you should undergo an MRI or ct of the abdomen to evaluate it further unless by ultrasound it is obviously cystic. ...Read more

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I was diagnose with kidney infection and frequent urination. Can i also have a. Over large prostate? Have to see a urology.

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I  was diagnose with kidney infection and  frequent  urination.  Can i also have a. Over large prostate? Have to see a urology.

Possibly: I would recommend an appointment to see a urologist as there are many possibilities that might raise the risk of UTI. You need to be evaluated to assess prostate size, rule out scar in the urethra (penis drainage tube), and also to to get some imaging of the kidneys to make sure there are no kidney stones or obstructing issues "upstream". Your bladder may need to be examined also. ...Read more

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Is urinary tract malformation curable?

Is urinary tract malformation curable?

Possibly: Depending on the type of malformation, it could be correctable with surgical reconstruction, stent placement or other methods. Discuss this with your doc, who will likely send you to a urologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Hx breast ca, US spleen meaning?: Multiple hyperechoic solid lesions, indeterminate nature. Hemangiomata possible but metastatic disease not excluded.

Hx breast ca, US spleen meaning?: Multiple hyperechoic solid lesions, indeterminate nature. Hemangiomata possible but metastatic disease not excluded.

Your doc can explain: Your spleen has some shadows which require better imaging than what the Ultrasound produced. Your doctor should guide you further because it will take a CT scan or MRI test/s to provide a more clear picture of what the nature of these shadows in your spleen is. ...Read more

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Prognosis for hormone refractory metastatic prostate cancer with pathological fracture?

Prognosis for hormone refractory metastatic prostate cancer with pathological fracture?

Prostate cancer: This is an advanced stage of prostate cancer; the good news is there are many new drugs and treatments for men in this stage that have been shown to extend life; in this stage survival is extremely variable from months to years isn't impossible. ...Read more

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What does "238.0 neoplasm of uncertain behavior of bone and articular cartilage" mean on a babies discharge papers? How do you test newborns for it?

What does "238.0 neoplasm of uncertain behavior of bone and articular cartilage" mean on a babies discharge papers?   How do you test newborns for it?

Red flag: The very fact that you have to write healthtap suggests to me that there has been a terrible breach in communication. This may be anything from a paperwork error to a failure to communicate with you about a grave illness. "neoplasms of uncertain behavior" means a rare tumor that the pathologist cannot say with certainty either is or is not cancer. Demand an explanation of your physician. ...Read more

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What blood tests are there for urology prostate uses?

What blood tests are there for urology prostate uses?

The PSA & fPSA : Most men are screened with a psa blood test. This test is specific for the prostate but not specific for prostate cancer . It may be elevated by infection, inflammation or benign enlargement. The free psa fraction (fpsa) helps identify men at higher risk for cancer. Perhaps most important is to get a psa at age 40 or 45 as a baseline and then to be able to track changes (psa velocity) over time. ...Read more

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Please would like to know what is meant by thyroid shows well defined follicular neoplasm composed of cells with granular cyloplasm , is it cancer?

Please would like to know what is meant by thyroid shows well defined follicular neoplasm composed of cells with granular cyloplasm , is it cancer?

Need to discuss: With your doctor/endocrinologist. Need more information such as clinical picture, ultrasound results, lab tests etc. This is too important to get diagnosed over the internet. ...Read more

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26 f, chronic microscopic hematuria & leukocytes in urine. Asymptomatic. Possible causes other than uti?

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26 f, chronic microscopic hematuria & leukocytes in urine. Asymptomatic. Possible causes other than uti?

A long list ...: Asymptomatic microhematuria may be caused by: infection/inllammation, stones, neoplasms (tumors), & obstruction along the whole urinary tract; and chronic kidney diseases such as various nephropathy by DM, high BP, NSAIDS, certain antibiotics, etc. What to do with them? At least, get one thorough evaluation with CT.IVP + cystoscopy usually and not everyone, then follow up with Doc and cope wit ...Read more

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Are all bladder masses cancerous?

Are all bladder masses cancerous?

No: There are several types of bladder masses but not all are cancerous. The definitive test to determine if the lesion is cancer is a biopsy. All bladder masses identified need to be biopsied and examined to determine if is malignant or benign. ...Read more

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What would be the cause for multiple nevi with neoplasm in a teenager?

What would be the cause for multiple nevi with neoplasm in a teenager?

Could be genetic: There are several genetic syndromes that predispose one to multiple nevi at a young age, that could progress to more serious lesions. It would be prudent to have the teenager evaluated by a dermatologist, who would be most familiar with those syndromes. ...Read more

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Breast cancer, lymphadema, ovarian cysts,fibroid, atrophic kidney, gallbladder polyps, diverticula, appendicitis, osteoprosis, ddd are they connected?

Muliple issues: I would suggest that you seek a comprehensive medical evalaution: some GI symptoms may be related; however breast cance, ovarian cysts, kidney diease are all separate issues. Get yourself in the hands of an expert or experts-ASAP. ...Read more

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Can you have benign microscopic hematuria that isn't caused by bladder cancer, kidney stones, kidney disease etc?

Can you have benign microscopic hematuria that isn't caused by bladder cancer, kidney stones, kidney disease etc?

Here are some ...: More than 100 reasons can be listed for microhematuria, i.e., >3 RBCs / HPF, and the odd from urinary malignancy is low at around 3 % in thorough work-up with imaging studies and cystoscopy, etc. Although Doc could not specifically give definite DX for all occasions, a proper attention to ?UTI, ?obstruction, ?stones, ?tumors, and ?kidney inflammation of a wide range of causes should well cover... ...Read more

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What does malignant neoplasm of liver mean? Very bad news?

This means cancer: A malignant neoplasm of the liver means cancer. What it doesn't tell you is if it originates from the liver, or whether it started in another organ and spread to the liver. This makes a huge difference in how the liver tumor is treated. Generally cancer that has spread to other organs is a difficult situation, but there are some examples where we have excellent therapies for these cancers. ...Read more

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Treatment for multiple calcified densities at pelvis could represent phleboliths versus distal uretral lithiasis?

Treatment for multiple calcified densities at pelvis could represent phleboliths versus distal uretral lithiasis?

Treatment different: Phleboliths are calcified small veins that are not usually clinically important. There usually is no treatment unless associated with hemangiomas, usually in children. Calculus or stone in ureter is referred to ureterolithiasis. This can cause pain and obstruction to the ureter. The stone either passes on its own, or sometimes has instrumentation by urologist. ...Read more

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How can you treat superior orbital fissure syndrome when the etiology is a neoplasm?

How can you treat superior orbital fissure syndrome when the etiology is a neoplasm?

Treat the neoplasm: You need to know the nature of the neoplasm(a generic name saying it is likely cancer but you need to know what kind of cancer it might be). There is a specific treatment for each type of cancer. It can be either surgery or radiotherapy or sometimes it is chemotherapy. It all depends on the histologic diagnosis which requires doing a biopsy. ...Read more

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Medicine for bilateral grade 1 renal parenchymal disease?

See below: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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What is malignant neoplasm of colon and what causes it? What is the treatment for this?

Malignant : Malignant neoplasm of the colon is a medical term for colon cancer. There is no one single known cause of colon cancer, but certain things may put you at risk such as: -age (over 60) -family history of colon cancer -history of other cancers (breast especially) -specific genetic syndromes like familial adenomatous polyposis (fap) or lynch syndrome -history of inflammatory bowel disease -colon polyps -drinking alcohol, smoking cigarettes, or eating red meat and highly processed foods colon cancer may be treated with surgery, radiation, chemotherapy or any combination of the three. Treatment depends on molecular testing of the tumor to determine what type you have and how aggressive it is along with what stage it is. I've attached a website below that explains colon cancer in more depth and may answer any additional questions you have. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a very slight symptoms of allergy on pollen. Can I use q urol (witch contains bee pollen) and can this cure help me with ED caused by cpps?

I have a very slight symptoms of allergy on pollen. Can I use q urol (witch contains bee pollen) and can this cure help me with ED caused by cpps?

Bees, pollen allergy: Most people with pollen allergy are allergic to wind-borne pollen such as grass, tree and weed pollen. Their seasonal allergy symptoms are not due to insect-borne flower pollen. This bee pollen does not help seasonal allergy sufferers but may have other health benefits. I would recommend seeing your urology md for ed and cpps as it is not related to allergies. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of a bladder infection?

What is the best way to get rid of a bladder infection?

Antibiotics: Antibiotics are the best way to treat urinary tract infections. Make an appointment with your primary care physician who will prescribe the appropriate medication for you. ...Read more

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Does anyone know anything about the natual drug q-urol?

Does anyone know anything about the natual drug q-urol?

Contains bee pollen: Some reports that it can help with symptoms of prostatis or pelvic pain. Need to diagnose cause of any pelvic pain or discomfort which can also be caused by stress or anxiety. Would suggest conventional medication first if & when cause is found. q-urol is probably painless, but question it's effifacy. ...Read more

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Can you tell me in what tissue is neoplasm most aggressive?

Can you tell me in what tissue is neoplasm most aggressive?

Pancreas cancer: Aggressiveness is based on the ability to spread regardless of methods used to prevent rapid progression. This is characteristic of pancreas cancer where once infiltration thru the ductal system occurs, within 1-2 years grater than 90% have succumbed to the disease. Epitheliod sarcomas are almost as aggressive with almost complete failure to prevent mets. ...Read more

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What is a neoplasm?

What is a neoplasm?

New abnormal growth: Neoplasm is a general term technically a "new growth" of either animal or plant tissue that serves no function. It could be benign, potentially malignant or malignant (cancerous with ability to spread and cause damage to the organism). ...Read more

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What agents inhibit the growth of neoplasm?

What agents inhibit the growth of neoplasm?

Many.: Malignant tumors can be treated with any number of chemotherapy agents including doxorubicin, cytoxan, taxol, taxotere, 5fu, vincristine, vinblastine, bleomycin, methotrexate, Gemzar and Navelbine (vinorelbine) and Cisplatin to name a few. Which agents are used depends upon the type of tumor being treated. Other modalities can also have an effect on tumors- radiation therapy, hyperthermia, cryosurgery, etc. ...Read more

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How do dysplasia and benign neoplasm differ?

How do dysplasia and benign neoplasm differ?

Pre-cancer: Dysplasia = pre-cancer. Benign (=non-cancer) neoplasm (=growth or "tumor"). I don't like the word "tumor" because even though it may be benign it is confusing to many people. ...Read more

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What is "begnign neoplasm; thrombosed vein"?

What is "begnign neoplasm; thrombosed vein"?

Very different: Benign neoplasm is the term used for tumors that usually do not spread or kill the patient. Thrombosed vein is one in which the blood has clotted rather than being liquid. The clot can break, travel in the blood and obstruct blood flow in the lung. ...Read more

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Whats is resection of left deep neck neoplasm?

Whats is resection of left deep neck neoplasm?

Mostly nodes: The majority of tumors in the neck represent metastatic nodal disease from the oral cavity, larynx, pharynx and thyroid. Deep neck neoplasms would represent for the most part, metastatic lesions to nodes of the neck and not thyroid neoplasms. ...Read more

Dr. Weber Chuang
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Urology (Definition)

Urology is a medical and surgical specialty that deals with the urinary tract (kidney, ureter, bladder, & urethra) of men and women; & the reproductive system of men. It is a broad field dealing with issues ranging from infections & kidney stones to surgical problems such as congenital defects, cancer surgery, and incontinence. Urologists are board certified by ...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