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What Would Happen If A Wilmes Tumor Went Un Treated
Can you die from having a pituitary gland tumour if it's not treated immediately I am a female and 17?
No: Pituitary tumors are usually growths that may cause over-secretion of certain hormones, which can affect the body in various ways. These need to be identified and treated appropriately, but it would be extremely rare to have developed a pituitary malignancy.. Talk with your doctor about this concern. ...Read more
"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
I had a malignant pancreatc neuroendocrine tumor removed ten months ago, how likely is it that i will get another tumor and what are the signs?
May have no symptoms: If it was caught early and removed completely, you have a good chance of it never coming back. Nets can cause symptoms, or they can be silent, non-functional tumors. So the best way to improve your odds is to get a ct or MRI every 6 months to check for recurrence - which occurs most commonly in the liver. If it does come back, repeat surgery may be possible. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do i need to find an oral surgeon who specializes in ameloblastoma surgery? I was just diagnosed with ameloblastoma last month, an the oral surgeon i was referred to does not list ameloblastoma surgery as a specialty. This seems like it could be a life-al
Had a mole removed was told a typical cells not cancer most important not carcinoma waiting to see what doc is going to do next should I be concerned ?
Not really: Good news that the pathology report showed no cancer. Your doctor will monitor you closely over the next months and examine your skin from head to toe every 6-12 months. Since the path did show atypical cells, you may be at risk for having a mole develop into cancer. What you should be concerned about is always checking for any moles that may look "funny" and see your doc. Always wear sun screen. ...Read more
It is fatal: There are very few people who are not treated for this disease. It is highly curable in the majority of cases. Current treatment is designed to give enough treatment to attack the kind and stage of hodgkins disease and to minimize side effects. Without treatment some kinds of hd patients can live a long time, but their quality of life is impaired and they die. Some kind are rapidly fatal. ...Read more
The oncologist I was referred to for a splenic lesion says my cyst is benign (no biopsy) and although it is 2-3cm, he believes my pain/discomfort are due to either bowel changes or early menopause. I see my OB/GYN this week. Can you explain how bowel ch
I received 6 chemotherapy rounds (R-chop) for lymphoma. I want to be a dad but I'm not sure if my kid would be born healthy or normal. Should I worry?
Does sagittal craniosynostosis have to be treated? What would happen if a minor case isn't treated? Would a child's head grow mostly normally?
Abnormal head shape: Premature fusion of the sagittal suture would stop growth from that site. Since the growing brain would need more room, it would expand the skull in the direction open to growth.This produces an oblong skull with increased front to back dimension while the side to side remained narrow. True CS needs to be fixed surgically in infancy. ...Read more
What happens if a person had only a 40% chance of surviving heart by pass surgery how bad would they have to be?
Pathology said possible spitz nevus cells, surgery set in month. Should I find someone who can do it sooner? I've heard can be confused with melanoma.
No symptoms and felt fine til they told me i had stage IV primary lung cancer / 2nd kidney cancer. Is it that unusual or rare for a person to live a long normal life without ever knowing they have it?
Had a lymph node swell then return to pea size but i can still feel it seen 2 docs . What are the chances that this is something serious. High anxiety?
High anxiety: Low probability of a problem monitor it but don't obsess ...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?
Scan doc said gravels in my sisters bladder. Is it serious. How can I get treated with out surgery. She is a thelesemia patient ?
I was wondering for my 17 year old what would be the chances of surving colon cancer ? If it spread to the spleen what stage would it be?Will he die?
Why do you ask?: First, it's extremely uncommon for a 17 year old to have ordinary colon cancer unless there's a pre-existing multiple-polyps syndrome. Second, colon cancer almost never spreads to the spleen. Something is not right here. You need to find out exactly what's happening before you make any plans. I hope you get this solved. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is a pituitary gland tumour curable or is it a cancer? And if curable what medication would you be on? Am 17 and female
Not cancer, curable: Most pituitary tumor are not cancer, but are benign. There are many different cell types in pituitary tumors. These tumors can be treated with surgery, or in some cases with medications like bromocriptine for pituitary tumors that secrete prolactin (cause breast milk leakage and can cause infertility). ...Read more
my father recently had a CT scan and they found a giant cisterna magna . I want to know if it is a serous illness or not and what we should do?
Normal variation: The base of the brain has a protective covering of fluid that surrounds the cerebellum and brain stem. This is called the cisterna magna or large cistern. In some older persons there is shrinkage of the cerebellum that will cause some enlargement of this fluid space. It is just an incidental finding on ct or MRI and is not necessary to treat. Discuss this with his doctor. ...Read more
If someone had a small medulloblastoma in cerebellum in feb, no treatment, would it be bigger by now and would there be serious symptoms?
Sent to laboratory.: When a tumor is removed it is sent to pathology for study. Docs (pathologists) in the lab will dissect the tumor and make microscope slides to view the make up of the tumor and decide from what type of cell(s) it is derived. The pathologist will give a diagnosis (benign versus malignant) and type of the tumor. They can help establish if the tumor has spread and if it was completely excised. ...Read more
What are the chances of a lesion being serious if not seen on a c-scan. Can't a Dr. tell a cyst or blood vessel when he removes it.
Ask surgeon: I assume C scan is cat scan.Usually surgeon likes to know type of lesion dealing with. If it has large amount of blood vessels, cystic, or solid. Helps with surgical planning. Access to problem depends a lot on location I would want to know as much information preop as possible Some times soft tissue lesions are better seen with MR examination. You should have discussion with the physician ...Read more
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