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What is the probability of a carcinoid tumor bursting?

What is the probability of a carcinoid tumor bursting?

Very Low: Carcinoid tumors are solid masses and unless they have died (necrosed) the chance of one bursting is very very unlikely. ...Read more

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Dr. Murthy Andavolu
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Carcinoid (Definition)

Carcinoid refers to neuroendocrine tumors originating in gastrointestinal (GI) tract, lungs and appendix. They are usually indolent developing over many years. Aggressive, fast-growing forms such SCLC known as Oat Cell Ca of lung represents neuroendocrine carcinoma that exhibits rapid growth and early spread to distant sites. They are sensitive ...Read more


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What is the probability of a spermatocele bursting?

What is the probability of a spermatocele bursting?

Here are some ...: Spontaneous bursting is impossible due to the nature of its very slow insidious growing process. But bursting a cyst of any organ may occasionally occur upon a sudden deceleration impact. ...Read more

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What is the probability of a lung tumor not being cancerous?

What is the probability of a lung tumor not being cancerous?

Depends on size & #.: Lung cancer is the most common visceral cancer in the world today. Because of this, the presence of a mass lesion in the lungs is concerning. Importantly, not all lung tumors are malignant, and that is good news. The most common type of benign tumor is called a pulmonary hamartoma. These benign tumors account for about 10% of small solitary lung lesions identified by imaging studies. ...Read more

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What is the probability of someone surviving a brain tumour?

What is the probability of someone surviving a brain tumour?

Depend on the type: Of tumor. Some brain tumors are benign and others are low grade and have a high survival rate. At the other end is glioblastoma multiforme that is quite lethal. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/brain-tumor/ds00281. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a benign tumor turning malignant?

What are the chances of a benign tumor turning malignant?

Highly dependent: This is highly dependent on the location, type of tumor, and treatment of the benign tumor. ...Read more

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What are the odds of a tumor being cancerous?

What are the odds of a tumor being cancerous?

Need more info,,: I think more information is needed for your question. In general, very few tumors are actually cancerous, and these are detected only at the end of their growth. Even a small mass is the result of many doublings of cancer cells. It can be that a person has a lump or two in their body without knowing it. That's why so many imaging devices and screening techniques are needed to find what we can. ...Read more

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What is the risk of cancer from a CT scan?

What is the risk of cancer from a CT scan?

Extremely low.: The amount of radiation a patient is exposed to with a single computerized tomography (ct) scan is way below the amount required to inflict the necessary dna damage to cause cancer. In fact, studies have proven that a pregnant woman may safely receive a single ct with no negative effects to the fetus (although efforts should still be made to minimize unnecessary exposure). ...Read more

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What is the probablity of a successful surgery on a meningioma brain tumor?

What is the probablity of a successful surgery on a meningioma brain tumor?

Very good: The success of surgery depends largely on the location of the meningioma. Ones that are alont the convexities of the brain that are readily accessible can be removed in their entirety with minimal morbidity. Tumors at the skull base are more difficult and often require more extensive approaches. These may be associated with higher morbidity. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a neck tumor? Is it rare?

What are the symptoms of a neck tumor? Is it rare?

Palpable non tende3r: Several types of tumors noted in head and neck. Neither cause pain other than for presence of mass. Primary lesions are nodular and arise in the thyroid adjacent to wind pipe or in submax area due to lesions in submax salivary gland. Metastatic tumors are mostly nodal along the jugular vein arising from squamous lesions of oral cavity or thyroid. ...Read more

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What is the symtoms of ovarian cancer?

What is the symtoms of ovarian cancer?

Many: It depends on the stage of ovarian cancer. Early tumors are located deep in the pelvis, so they tend to be asymptomatic or have vague symptoms of pain, heaviness or change urination in rare cases. The typical ovaian cancer is stage 3 at diagnosis and patient have fluid colelction in the belly causing swelling of the abdomen and digestive disturbances like bloating/ pain in the abdomen or constipat. ...Read more

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What is the difference of a polyp and a carceniid tumor ?

What is the difference of a polyp and a carceniid tumor ?

More severe : Colon polyps are common. Most are benign getting regular screening colonoscopy and having them removed can actually prevent cancer. Polyps arrise from the lining of the colon. Carcinoid tumors arrise from the apud cells of the gut. Carcinoids can secrete hormones. Although carcinoids are slow growing, they are malignant and require surgical treatment. They are often found incedentally. ...Read more

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What is the probablity of a breast cancer recurrence?

What is the probablity of a breast cancer recurrence?

Depends: Depends on stage, grade, and treatment. If you have breast cancer, you should have a conversation with your medical oncologist. If you are worried you could have breast cancer, you should see your primary care doctor or gynecologist. Early detection improves how well you do. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a middle back/spinal tumor? Is it rare?

What are the symptoms of a middle back/spinal tumor? Is it rare?

Yes, quite uncommon: But, what prompts your concerns? A variety of tumors may present over the thoracic vertebrae, some causing nocturnal pain responsive to aspirin, others compressing the spinal cord, resulting in urinary incontinence, leg weakness and numbness. Since often insidious, and slowly progressive, if there is high suspicion, would urge MRI study to pin down. ...Read more

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Is having a 7cm tumor which is cancerous in the stomach curable?

Is having a 7cm tumor which is cancerous in the stomach curable?

It can be....: If you are under the care of a competent team of oncologists(Surgical and Medical) you do have a chance for cure provided you are treated with a combined chemotherapy followed by Surgery approach. It may be a good idea to seek a second opinion at a major Cancer center near to where you live and then begin your treatment soon. Give me some follow up as to where you are in terms of starting treatmen ...Read more

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What is the rate of survival with a wilms tumor?

What is the rate of survival with a wilms tumor?

Excellent: Thankfully, great progress has been made for children with wilms tumor. There is almost universal survival for children with favorable histology and upwards of 80% survival even in children with advanced disease. ...Read more

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What is the risk of a pineal gland cyst?

What is the risk of a pineal gland cyst?

If the cyst: is small, generally it is an incidental finding requiring no treatment and causing no symptoms ...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