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Needs to come out: While benign, you don't want masses growing in your parotid gland. The nerve the moves that half of the face (aptly named the facial nerve) runs through the middle of the gland and it is always easier to take out smaller parotid masses than bigger ones. Discuss this with your ent, who likely will suggest surgical removal of the mass and part- though not all- of the parotid gland. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"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
My brother was diagnosed with a warthin's tumor and needs surgery to remove it. What should we be concerned with in regards to this procedure?
Have surgery, go on.: It's also called: papillary cystadenoma lymphomatosum, and is 8x > in smokers, occurs in men and women and in 5% - 14% or cases, warthin's tumor is bilateral. Warthin's tumor is highly unlikely to become malignant. This is not to be confused with wharton's duct, which is the name for the submandibular duct. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/warthin%27s_tumor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a mass build up in my left&right lower part of my ear sometimes big sometime small but pain less im not smoking, is it a warthins tumor?
Get seen: If i were a betting person, i'd consider an epidermoid inclusion cyst (maybe a pair if "left and right") that's been partially ruptured. Best get that thing seen though. ...Read more
Not CA, can get big: Cancers (malignant) tumors lose normal control with other cells, have unrestricted growth; they can enlarge, spread by blood or lymph. Can be fatal. Benign tumors are abnormal, but not cancers. Can get big, but don't spread by blood or lymph. Generally not fatal, although benign brain tumors can cause a lot of trouble-not much room to spare in the skull. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: This depends on what kind of tumor you're talking about, and where it is. Sometimes these show themselves early, sometimes they don't. At 16 it's unlikely you have any tumors anywhere -- but please talk with your physician about any concerns you have about your health, or any changes you've noticed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm scared of having a tumor but can't leave my house how can I reassure my self that I don't have one?
Papilledema: This refers to swelling of the optic disc caused by increased intracranial pressure. So if something is in the brain, let's say a tumor (that should not be there) it causes pressure. The skull is a finite space and if too much fluid builds up it leads to increases pressure. This can be seen by looking in the eyes and sometimes we see papilledema. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If a person has a cyts or a tumor nd if it canerous can they go two years without seeking medical attention?
Whoa: Don't delay treatment for a possible cancer. Some are extremely slow-growing, some are certain to kill if neglected for two years, but all need to be addressed quickly. Our health care system is sickeningly dysfunctional but it should be possible to get you seen, perhaps at a big-city med school. I'm sorry the question arose & i wish you the best. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Everytime my boyfriend eats he gags he can harldy ever finish his food. Is this signs of a tumor? Whats wrong with him?
Swallowing disorder: Choking on food on a consistent basis is a sign of a swallowing disorder. The disorder could be due to a tumor in his esophagus or some other sort of esophageal or throat problem that is not tumor related; there are several possibilities. He should see a doctor to figure it out. He will need to have tests done - a barium swallow (a kind of xray) and looking down his throat with a scope. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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