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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


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How are choroidal tumors treated?

How are choroidal tumors treated?

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 more

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How are tumors in the iris treated?

How are tumors in the iris treated?

Surgical removal: If it is truly a malignant tumor must be excised , if its benign it can be observed. ...Read more

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How are brain tumors treated?

How are brain tumors treated?

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

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How are conjunctival tumors treated?

How are conjunctival tumors treated?

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 more

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How are skin tumors typically treated?

How are skin tumors typically treated?

Surgical Removal: Skin tumors are usually removed by surgical excision with or without stitching afterwards. ...Read more

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Why do tumors develop in the skin? How are they treated?

Why do tumors develop in the skin? How are they treated?

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

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I have been treated for cushings. Could the tumor return after 3 years? It was a adth pruducing tumer if the pituary.

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

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What happens after a pituitary tumor is treated/removed?

What happens after a pituitary tumor is treated/removed?

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 more

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I was treated for 3 months (weekly) with paclitaxel. My tumor marker values increased while on the chemo. What should be next step?

I was treated for 3 months (weekly) with paclitaxel. My tumor marker values increased while on the chemo. What should be next step?

Follow up CT scan: If your tumor markers continue to increase while on chemo, it may mean that the chemo is not working. Regardless, it has been 3 months on treatment, your doctor should order a follow up ct scan to re-evaluate your cancer. ...Read more

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Can lung tumor be treated? How?

Can lung tumor be treated? How?

Yes, of course!: All tumors can be treated. First we need to find out the nature of the tumor...the real diagnosis.?? Once the diagnosis has been confirmed, then we can offer you a plan of treatment. What exactly have your doctors advised you to do next??? ...Read more

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How brain tumor is treated in india?

How brain tumor is treated in india?

Family practice : It should be treated the same way where ever you are. Depends on type of tumor. Needs a neurological exam and possibly a biopsy. Then an oncologist consult if needed. ...Read more

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What happens when osteosarcoma spreads to a lung? Is the tumor treated in the lungs?

What happens when osteosarcoma spreads to a lung? Is the tumor treated in the lungs?

Depends on extent: Osteosarcoma is found in the lungs as metastatic disease during initial diagnosis or at relapse/ progression of disease. Lung mets that are isolated or limited in number might be able to be removed surgically. Additional chemotherapy would then be needed afterwards in an attempt to prevent further recurrence. However, lung involvement is an ominous finding. ...Read more

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How can tumor on the optic nerve be treated? Is surgery the only option? Any medication needs to be taken?

How can tumor on the optic nerve be treated? Is surgery the only option? Any medication needs to be taken?

Seek Oncologist: It is difficult to give you a simple answer. Cancer can be treated with surgery(where possible,without losing function) or Radiotherapy.Only an eye specialist(Ophthalmologist) can guide you further. A team of an oncologist and Ophthalmologist together can help this patient. ...Read more

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If someone has a medulloblastoma tumor in cerebellum and symptoms begin slowly, and not treated would there be more serious symptoms in 3 months?

If someone has a medulloblastoma
tumor in cerebellum and symptoms begin slowly, and not treated would there be more serious symptoms in 3 months?

Yes, very likely: Cancer does not sit still. It continues to grow and get bigger...3 months is a long time to wait and watch. We check people at 3 month intervals when they are well and free of cancer but at risk for new cancer related developemnts. ...Read more

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What are the chances of surviving brain tumor after it has been treated?

What are the chances of surviving brain tumor after it has been treated?

Depends : Difficult to answer as it depends on multiple factors. Prognosis for primary brain tumors is based on tumor type and grade, patient's performance status, patient age. Rpa prognostic index. Curran wj et al. J natl cancer inst. 1993 may 5;85(9):704-10. Prognosis for metastatic age, kps, ecm, number of brain mets. Sperduto pw, int j radiat oncol biol phys. 2009 nov 24. Hope that is helpful. ...Read more

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I think i may have some brain problem like a brain tumor. How do I get treated?

I think i may have some brain problem like a brain tumor. How do I get treated?

See your Dr...: If you are experiencing symptoms and are concerned, see your physician for a complete evaluation. Treatment varies depending on underlying pathology. ...Read more

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