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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?

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 more

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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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What happen if u developed a warthin tumor in the parotid gland?

What happen if u developed a warthin tumor in the parotid gland?

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 more

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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?

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

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Whats a tumor?

Whats a tumor?

Tumor definition: Tumors are growths of tissue - like fat or epithelial lining cells that grow uncontrollably and can be hadmless if benign or dangerous if malignant like a colon or breast cancer. Your doctor will perform a biopsy and send the tissue to a pathologist who can diagnose the tumor and recommend curative or palliative follow up. ...Read more

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What's a sudo tumor?

What's a sudo tumor?

Pseudotumor cerebri : From the mayo clinic pseudotumor cerebri (soo-doh-too-mur ser-uh-bry) occurs when the pressure inside your skull (intracranial pressure) increases for no obvious reason. Symptoms mimic those of a brain tumor, but no tumor is present. Pseudotumor cerebri can occur in children and adults, but it's most common in obese women of childbearing age. ...Read more

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Fatty tumors painful?

Fatty tumors painful?

Not typically: Fatty tumors (or lipomas as they're called) typicallyarenon cancerous and painless. If you have a mass that is painful you should be checked out by a doctor. ...Read more

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What's a tumor board do?

What's a tumor board do?

Review and discuss: Tumor boards are part of certified cancer programs all over the country. They usually have the surgeons, radiation and medical oncologists present. Also primary docs, pathologists, and other specialists are present. Nuses, palliative care teams and other support members are there. A patient ' s case is discussed from top to bottom, and a treatment plan is made with input from this team. ...Read more

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What are recurrent tumors?

What are recurrent tumors?

"Relapse": Cancers that are treated can recur in one of two general ways locally or systemically. A local recurrence can often be retreated with surgery or radiotherapy. Systemic recurrence with tumor developing in distant organs is often managed with chemotherapy. ...Read more

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How long can a tumor last?

How long can a tumor last?

For life: With few exceptions, real tumors do not go away. A malignant tumor / cancer will always progress and if not treated will eventually kill the person who has it. ...Read more