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What Would Happen If A Wilmes Tumor Went Un Treated
"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
Uterine fibroids: And bone tumors.Get a more detailed answer ›
Exposure: Skin tumors develop because of exposure to UV or cutaneous carcinogens. Majoiry are basal cell Ca, some squamous and melanoma. If appearance of superficial ulcer then Efudex (fluorouracil) (5 FU cream used) Otherwise excisional bx required if lesion enlarges. When pigmented wide excision for possible melanoma needed. ...Read more
Depends: Treatment really depends on the size of the tumor. For medium sized tumors, for example, a standard treatment is to use brachytherapy (short acting radiation) in the form of an eye plaque. This type of treatment allows the eye to be spared from being removed (enucleation). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tough area: Some brain tumors are benign (most meningiomas), but others are far more difficult (gliomas and secondary cancers). Treatment varies, but includes surgery, radiation, gamma knife, and occasional chemotherapy. If the situation becomes complex, additional interventions such as various medications, and shunts may be employed. ...Read more
Conjunctival tumors: Tumors of the conjunctiva, like those elsewhere, can be benign or malignant. If benign, and large or unsightly, then simple excision is done. If malignant and primary excision is done and may be followed with chemo or radiation. If metastatic, than the source tumor must be sought and treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been treated for cushings. Could the tumor return after 3 years? It was a adth pruducing tumer if the pituary.
Yes some times: Acth producing pituitary tumors that caused cushings disease ( can also cause thyroid , proaction , gh problems ) are most of the time due to benign tumors . If recurs treated with radiation to pituitary or chemo like mifepristine (ru486 ) good it is 3 yrs , don't worry about recurrence go for follow up with your doctor will advise you more. ...Read more
Hormone imbalance: The pituitary is a gland that controls many of the hormones of the body. There can be serious imbalance of many of the body functions if the pituitary is damaged or removed. Hormone replacement therapy is necessary, and careful monitoring of hormone levels is necessary. However, this has now become routine and easy to monitor. A good endocrine specialist can easily develop a plan of management. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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