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What Is A Tumor Describe The Final Stages Of Cancer
I have been in pain for over half a year and I finally got it checked out and the doctor hasn't answered me for two weeks now. They were asking me about cancer, tumor, and clot history in my family. They did an ultrasound and one of my ovaries looked like
Sounds complicated: Call the doctors office and make a followup appointment. Pain for a 1/2 years deserves a face to face appt with the doctor who can examine you show you the results and review the US. The doctor will come up with a plan of action treatment plan. Good luck ...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 9 mo old has a lump near temple since birth dr finally agreed to order u/s; dr thinks it is a dermoid cyst. Should MRI or CT be done to rule out tumor and cancer?
Follow your heart: A knot present since birth is not going to be a cancer and a dermoid is considered a benign tumor. A MRI or ct are not going to give you more data than you have already. You would get more info from having a piece of the cyst removed and studied. This can sometimes be approached from behind a hairline or through the brow. Your doc can suggest a good cosmetic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do most cancer patients require an operation to remove the tumor, or is that just in late stages/severe cases?
Usually,the opposite: What makes cancer "evil" is it's ability to spread from its organ of origin elsewhere in the body. Most cancer strategies are two-tiered, targeting the organ of origin (local rx) and the rest of the body (systemic rx). The mainstay of local rx is surgery, which is most effective before the cancer has spread. Surgery is much less effective in late stages, typically performed to improve symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is liver metasis stage 4? Is it cancer? Considering the person diagnosed to also have tumor in the pancreas
Many tumors are: Quite responsive to systemic therapy, and even disappear. Unfortunately, there are residual resistant cells that lurk beneath detection, and they re-emerge with time. Small cell lung cancer is the classic tumor that acts this way. So, the answer is resistant clones, not able to be eradicated with current therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me about the incidence of liver tumor cancer cells and some cells traveling thru the bloodstream when there is early stage cancer?
Unclear Question!: Please give background of why you ahve this question and then ask a simple questions so that we can explain and simplify your query ...Read more
If bladder cancer tumor was size of an orange, would u say that more than likely the stage will be a bad stage? Does large tumor mean death? I know weneed pathology report but can u please shed light?
Certainly : With that large a tumor it could be even a stage 4. The pathology and workup including scans will determine the stage and what options are available to your mother, sorry to hear this. Early detection with colonoscopies can frequently avoid situations like this. When the dust settles be sure you and siblings get regular colonoscopies. ...Read more
Is it common to get a diagnoses of stage four gastric/gi cancer without the primary source of the cancer confirmed? A tumor was confirmed on the liver
It does happen: Many tumors, especially without noticeable symptoms, are diagnosed following metastasis. Depending upon how the tumor appears under the microscope, a pathologist can often point out precisely where it came from, or, usually, a likely region. From there, it is a group effort, often involving pathologists, radiologists, and, in this case a gastroenterologist or general surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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