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What does a cancerous cyst look like?

What does a cancerous cyst look like?

See below: This depends on the organ the cyst is in. I am assuming you're referring to ovarian cysts. If so they are more likely to be complex, with septations & nodules or solid component besides just the fluid component. This is similar to most other organs. Thyroid cysts, however are common and tend to bleed frequently, thus even if looking complex still more likely benign. Biopsy may be needed. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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What do benign cysts look like on a breast ultrasound, opposed to a cancerous lump?

What do benign cysts look like on a breast ultrasound, opposed to a cancerous lump?

Dark circle: Benign cysts appear as dark black spheres, a cancerous lump would be bright white and solid. ...Read more

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What do fibroids & cysts look like on MRI? How would I be able to tell them apart from cancer? Getting an ultrasound but I would like some insight.

What do fibroids & cysts look like on MRI? How would I be able to tell them apart from cancer? Getting an ultrasound but I would like some insight.

Fibroids: Broadly speaking, there are 2 general types of sequences on MRI...called T1and T2. Fibroids are usually dark on both, cysts are dark on T1 and bright on T2. Fibroids usually have non uniform or heterogenous signal, cysts more uniform/homogeneous. Fibroids originate from the uterus, cysts usually from ovaries. ...Read more

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Would it be possible that a benign cyst be painful or are just cancerous cysts painful?

Would it be possible that a benign cyst be painful or are just cancerous cysts painful?

Yes and no: Benign cysts can definitely be painful, and cancerous cyst are not necessarily painful. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is a epididymitis cyst cancerous?

No: Simple retention cyst of epididymis is benign and of no significance if it is asymptomatic. Of course it needs to be established that it is a simple cyst and not sold mass or complex cyst. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of cyst or cancer?

What are symptoms of cyst or cancer?

Nothing clearcut: Both conditions can be painless or cause some discomfort or pain. It is hard to tell the difference as they can both produce a lump/mass. Only ultrasound or other imaging tests can make the distinction between a cyst and a solid mass. So go seek medical advice from your doctor who can guide you further. ...Read more

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Can a cyst on an ovary turn cancerous?

Can a cyst on an ovary turn cancerous?

Yes: The vast majority of ovarian cysts are physiologic and result from ovulation. Over 95% of them resolve spontaneously. The 5% that don't resolve are of interest to clinicians. The risk of ovarian cancer in the us is 1:70 unless there is a family history in a first degree relative. Cysts that don't resolve deserve evaluation. ...Read more

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Please answer! what percentage of dentigerous cysts are cancerous?

Please answer! what percentage of dentigerous cysts are cancerous?

Essentially none: Dentigerous cysts ( follicular cysts) are benign, non-inflammatory odontogenic cysts that are thought to be developmental in origin. They are the second most common odontogenic cysts after those related to the roots of the teeth They usually present in the 2nd to 4th decades of life and are rarely seen in childhood because they almost exclusively occur in the secondary phase of tooth development . ...Read more

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Can the hypoechoic&isochoic nodules&cysts in my thyroid be cancerous?

Can the hypoechoic&isochoic nodules&cysts in my thyroid be cancerous?

Not possible to say: It is not possible to say without seeing what they look like. Sometimes it is necessary to undergo additional tests to determine whether or not they are cancerous. Best talk to your doctor for guidance ...Read more

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Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more