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What kind of cancer is a pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma?

What kind of cancer is a pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma?

Generally Benign: This is a neoplasm of the brain that generally affects children and teenagers. They are considered generally benign and are classified as grade 2 astrocytomas. They develop from astrocytes which are cells of our brains. They are usually slow growing and often present with sudden onset of seizures due to pressure in the brain. Very rarely do these tumors undergo malignant transformation. ...Read more

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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 kind of cancer is kaposi's sarcoma?

What kind of cancer is kaposi's sarcoma?

It used to be seen: In elderly men of mediterranean origin, a purple raised lesions most commonly on extremities, and it was quite rare. However, it became the hallmark skin finding in the early aids epidemic, as immune systems deteriorated, these lesion occurred all over bodies. Interestingly, as immune systems recovered, many of these lesion involute indicating a strong importance of immunity. ...Read more

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What is the rarest kind of cancer?

Hairy Cell Leukemia: That is the first one that came to my mind but I am sure I can think of a few more like some of the soft tissue sarcomas like Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberance(DFSP) ...Read more

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What kind of cancer is mucinous adenocarcinoma? Is it treatable?

What kind of cancer is mucinous adenocarcinoma? Is it treatable?

Adenocarcinoma: A mucinous adenocarcinoma is a type of cancer that arises from mucin producing epithelium. This type of cancer can occur in different organs. The treatment and prognosis will depend on the specific site / organ involved. Your oncologist will be the best person to advise you on your specific type. ...Read more

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What is malignant neoplasm; is it a special type of cancer; is it a bad cancer?

What is malignant neoplasm; is it a special type of cancer; is it a bad cancer?

Agree w/Dr Contreras: Malignant neoplasm means that something's a cancerous tumor.The're many different types of cancer ex:skin, colon, kidney, etc.Prognosis, or how treatable something is, depends on size, type, pathological features, staging of the cancer.Hope you or loved one do well, as the word "cancer" strikes fear in people, but know that many types of cancer are now very treatable.Positive attitude/faith help prognosis. ...Read more

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What is a "melanotic neuroectodermal tumor of infancy"?

What is a "melanotic neuroectodermal tumor of infancy"?

Rare tumor: This is a rare tumor seen in infants. It is usually located in the head and neck, and most often in the jaw. It is usually treated with surgery and is cured in the majority of cases. It is rarely malignant. This is the kind of very rare tumor that needs to be in seem in a center with experience. ...Read more

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What is a neuroendocrine tumour?

What is a neuroendocrine tumour?

Hormonal Tumors: There are some substances released in the body called hormones such as insulin, thyroid hormone etc and there are other substances called neurotransmitters such as Epinephrine which is released in the brain and in between the nerves. So, a tumor arising in any part of the body which releases these substances is called a neuroendocrine tumor. ...Read more

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What exactly is a subtle enlargement of a grade-2 glioma or tumour?

What exactly is a subtle enlargement of a grade-2 glioma or tumour?

Tumor growing: But subtle means slowly if it's been a while between scans. Grade ii gliomas grow slowly by definition. The need to remain vigilant is that 70% of gliomas are mixed tumors and have mixed grades within them. Therefore, we watch them closely for growth. ...Read more

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What is a benign cancer example?

Benign tumor: Benign cancer is an oxymoron, you probably mean a benign tumor, cancers are by definition malignant. Examples of common benign tumors are, lipoma, uterine fibroid/leiomyoma, colonic polyp, and most nevi/moles. ...Read more

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What is a cancer cluster?

What is a cancer cluster?

More than expected: A cancer cluster is a term used by statisticians and epidemiologists to refer to a greater than expected incidence of cancer in a certain group of people in the same geographic area over a certain period of time, often suggesting an environemental link. A notable historical example is testicular cancer among chimney sweeps in 18th century london. ...Read more

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Is hurthle adenoma a type of cancer?

Is hurthle adenoma a type of cancer?

Benign : Technically, it can be benign or malignant, so it has to be surgically removed and histologically examined for malignant criteria. If the pathology report comes back as hurthle cell adenoma, it's being considered as benign because there weren't any features that suggested a malignant hurthle cell carcinoma. ...Read more

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What does "no evidence of invasive carcinoma mean" on a biopsy of a colon tumor?

What does "no evidence of invasive carcinoma mean" on a biopsy of a colon tumor?

Contained: No evidence of invasive carcinoma on the pathology report for colon cancer means that the cancer appears to be contained and has not spread, such as into the muscle layer of the colon and beyond. This should imply a higher likelihood for cure if one follows the recommendations of one's oncologist. ...Read more

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What is a mucinous carcinoma?

What is a mucinous carcinoma?

The term is used: In ovarain cancers and rarely in breast cancer, also called colloid carcinoma there. It shows cell making mucin, usually from a tumor with the characteristics of an adenocarcinoma. ...Read more

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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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What is an unusual type of cancer?

What is an unusual type of cancer?

Several not in skin: most malignancies are glandular in origin and at least by type can easily be diagnosed. The second most common lesions are of squamous origin. More uncommon are sarcomatous lesions such as extremity epitheliod sarcomas which are rare and deadly, leiomyosarcomas not arising in stomach or uterine fibroid but in vein walls and as Ive just encountered a sarcomatoid carcinoma in the mastoid bone. ...Read more

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What is the mean of keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma tonguetongue.and what type of cancer is?

What is the mean of keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma tonguetongue.and what type of cancer is?

Its cancer of the To: This report indicates the diagnosis of Cancer of the tongue. Keratinizing squamous cell is a type of cell that cover the tongue and our skin all over the body. This person likely has been told that he/she has Cancer of the mouth(Tongue) ...Read more

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Is sarcoidosis a type of cancer?

Is sarcoidosis a type of cancer?

Sarcoidosis: Sarcoidosis is not considered a cancer. It is a disease of unknown etiology. It can be described as a non-casesating granulomatous disease. It is difficult to diagnose. It was thought that having sarcoid increased a patient's chance of cancer, esp. Lymphoma, but several recent articles dispute this claim. The absolute diagnosis is made by biopsy of a nodule, possibly in the lung region. Etc.... ...Read more

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What is the type of surgeon that treats cancerous tumors?

What is the type of surgeon that treats cancerous tumors?

Surgical oncologist: The surgeon that treats complicated problems resulting from malignant tumors is most often a surgical oncologist. This individual has Boards in General Surgery and on completion of training has gone on to train for several years in cancer surgery covering all areas of the body as well as become experienced in tumor immunology. He does for the most part no general surgery, that is hernias or GB. ...Read more

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What is a chondroblastoma tumor?

What is a chondroblastoma tumor?

Benign bone tumor: Chondroblastoma is a benign bone tumor of cartilaginous origin. It appears mostly in young patients at the epiphyseal ends of long bones such as femur. Among the tumors this lesion is relatively rare. ...Read more

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What type of cancer is extremely rare?

What type of cancer is extremely rare?

Tell us why you ask?: If you can help us by telling us more about what you want to know, we can be more helpful. This kind of quiz does not help you or I...as we will both be guessing wildly. So get to the point and tell us what is your problem??. ...Read more

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What kind of cancer is a pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma?

Generally Benign: This is a neoplasm of the brain that generally affects children and teenagers. They are considered generally benign and are classified as grade 2 astrocytomas. They develop from astrocytes which are cells of our brains. They are usually slow growing and often present with sudden onset of seizures due to pressure in the brain. Very rarely do these tumors undergo malignant transformation. ...Read more

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Had mgram which showed pleomorphic calcs in r breast. Have biopsy in monday. What is rate of cancer assoc with this type? Can they be benign too?

Had mgram which showed pleomorphic calcs in r breast. Have biopsy in monday. What is rate of cancer assoc with this type? Can they be benign too?

Probably benign: There's about a 12% risk these will prove to be malignant. That leaves an 88% chance of benignancy. Good luck with the biopsy - i hope you get good results. ...Read more

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Could my son get cancer if he was diagnosed with pleomorphic adenoma, 3 tumors in the neck and 1 in cheek?

Could my son get cancer if he was diagnosed with pleomorphic adenoma, 3 tumors in the neck and 1 in cheek?

Rarely: Pleiomorphic adenomas are benign tumors of saliva glands. It is unusual for them to be in the neck itself, but they can arise "rests" of salivary tissue in the neck. They tend not to spread to other parts of the body but can grow back in the areas where they arose in about 20% of patients who had surgery. Rarely they can turn cancerous and spread to other organs. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My son was diagnosed with pleomorphic adenoma, 3 tumors in the neck and 1 in cheek. Could this become cancer?

My son was diagnosed with pleomorphic adenoma, 3 tumors in the neck and 1 in cheek. Could this become cancer?

Pleomorphic adenomas: These salivary gland tumors are usually benign. If the tumor is of the mixed type it could become cancerous ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my son was diagnosed with pleomorphic adenoma, 3 tumors in the neck and 1 in cheek. can this turn into cancer?

What do you suggest if my son was diagnosed with pleomorphic adenoma, 3 tumors in the neck and 1 in cheek. can this turn into cancer?

Early ENTinvolvement: Close follow-up with the ENT, surgical resection is required. Yes, these have a high rate of malignant transformation. ...Read more

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Mammogram with punctate pleomorphic calcifications. Is that breast cancer?

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Mammogram with punctate pleomorphic calcifications.  Is that breast cancer?

Needs investigation: Although breast calcifications may not necessarily mean cancer, pleomorphic calcifications are suspicious. A biopsy should be done. Talk to your doctor. Pleomorphism means that something is of varying shape and characteristics. A non-cancerous or benign calcification will be read as "benign-appearing". Don't delay your biopsy. ...Read more

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Few days ago i have left parotid pleomorphic adenoma Specimen Type left superfacial parotid gland but after surgery i have salivary leakage probl?

Few days ago i have left parotid pleomorphic adenoma
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left superfacial parotid gland
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Fistula: It sounds like you have a salivary fistula which is a rare complication of partial parotidectomy.Usually will close spontaneously in a few weeks and very rarely persists for months or chronically.However,since you are "fresh post-op"only a few days after surgery,PLEASE call the surgeon and make sure s/he sees you. Get well soon ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: pleomorphic?

What is the definition or description of: pleomorphic?

Many shapes: We use the term pleomorphic often in pathology; it literally means "many shapes". Pleomorphic cells in a tumor may tell of the genetic instability that's central to cancer, but the benign pleomorphic adenoma of the salivary glands merely has many different tissue types. The context gives the meaning. ...Read more

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What is pleomorphic rhabdo sarcoma?

What is pleomorphic rhabdo sarcoma?

Cancer, usually kids: Pleomorphic rhabdomyosarcoma is a rare cancer that occurs primarily in kids and rarely in adults. Chemotherapy is given to all patients followed by surgery and/or radiation, depending on the specific case. If caught before it spreads, it can often be cured. ...Read more

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Hi..i need help..will you please tell me or explain to me the pathophysiology of pleomorphic adenoma? Thanks

Hi..i need help..will you please tell me or explain to me the pathophysiology of pleomorphic adenoma? Thanks

Little to it: The anatomic pathology of pleomorphic adenoma is amazingly complex, and we are learning a bit about its molecular biology. The lesions are benign but locally destructive, especially endangering the facial nerve if in the parotid. Wide excision is required as the lesion sends out projections. Around 1% is the site of origin for a real cancer. ...Read more

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My diag mammo stated presence of a small tightly grouped microcalcifications slightly pleomorphic and represent interval how serious?going to see BS

My diag mammo stated  presence of a small tightly grouped microcalcifications slightly pleomorphic and represent interval  how serious?going to see BS

Mammography: Hi, Pleomorphic Microcalcifications on mammogram are concerning and deserve further evaluation including Ultrasound/MRI and biopsy. please talk to your surgeon. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are pleomorphic bacteria, and are they dangerous to humans?

What are pleomorphic bacteria, and are they dangerous to humans?

Change shape: Pleomorphic bacteria are ones that don't always exist in a single, set shape. Their level of danger depends on what they are and their virulence; there is nothing about being pleomorphic itself that makes them dangerous. ...Read more

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My mammogram shows clustered pleomorphic calcification should I be worried ?

My mammogram shows clustered pleomorphic calcification should I be worried ?

Be concerned!: By your description a biopsy would be indicated. This can be performed with ultrasound guidance if there are findings by u/s in the region, or if not, with stereotactic guidance. These can easily be performed by a radiologist skilled in these procedures, or by a breast surgeon. This should be done as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I ve 1.8cm *1.3cm pleomorphic adenoma on superficial lobe of patotid gland.scared to do surgery.possible complications of surgery?postoperative care?

I ve 1.8cm *1.3cm pleomorphic adenoma on superficial lobe of patotid gland.scared to do surgery.possible complications of surgery?postoperative care?

Surgery mandatory: The benign tumor will just get bigger and bigger and the risks of nerve damage will be higher. Procedure safe with an experienced surgeon. Recommend Jeffrey Spiro, M.D., Professor, Department of Surgery. U Conn Medical Center, Framingham CT 860-679-2804 ...Read more

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Suspicious clusters of pleomorphic calcifications found on one breast only during mammogram?

Suspicious clusters of pleomorphic calcifications found on one breast only during mammogram?

Needs biopsy: Suspicious cluster opleomorphic microcalcifications on mgram may be due to breast cancer. Therefore you need to undergo a biopsy. Usually they sggest a stereotactic biopsy which is a type od percutaneous needle biopsy n a special x-ray table. Please follow with a breast carer specialist or a radiologist experien in this procedure. ...Read more

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If you had a benign pleomorphic adenoma in a minor salivary gland for approx 5 years would you have it surgically removed?

Yes: These lesions can grow and can undergo malignant transformation. I almost always rec excision. Find an ENT doctor who does frequent parotidectomies with facial nerve dissections. ...Read more

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Pleomorphic (Definition)

We use the term pleomorphic often in pathology; it literally means "many shapes". Pleomorphic cells in a tumor may tell of the genetic instability that's central to cancer, but the benign pleomorphic adenoma of the salivary glands merely has many different tissue types. The ...Read more