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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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Hi, my 21yr. Son has a hard growth on the inside of his wrist could it be a tumor at his age?

Hi, my 21yr. Son has a hard growth on the inside of his wrist could it be a tumor at his age?

Not likely: The more likely process would be a cartilage or bony outgrowth (if firmly attached to the bone). Another could be a ganglion cyst (located around nerves) that is usually movable. All possibilities could be addressed by his doc. Read more

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If I had a tumor in the palm of my hand what would it feel like?

If I had a tumor in the palm of my hand what would it feel like?

Swelling/Lump: Tumors are abnormal growths that will produce a lump of new growth and swelling. Read more

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What causes tumors to form in your hand?

What causes tumors to form in your hand?

Too broad a question: I don't know what you mean by tumors. Warts would probably be the most common cause of growths on the hand. Skin cancer could be another. Read more

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Can you treat hand tumor using homoeopathy?

Can you treat hand tumor using homoeopathy?

No: There is absolutely no scientific evidence that homeopathy helps for any cancer, including a hand tumor. Beware of people charging you money for such concoctions. Caveat emptor... Read more

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I have a tumors in my hand it have side effect or not??

I have a tumors in my hand it have side effect or not??

Unclear: I am sorry, your question is not clear. Try posing it again. Read more

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What are the causes of tumors in the hand?

What are the causes of tumors in the hand?

A tumor is a swollen: Mass of tssue that does not belong n the place that it is. In the hand or in any other part of the body a tumor is caused by an abnormal bit if tissue growing where it does not belong. A ganglion is the most common soft tissue tumorof the hand. Other common benign tumors are giant cell tumor of tendon sheath.
Benig tumors are very common in the hand, dangerous one do occur but a lot less frequenl. Read more

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How will a tumor in cerebellum affect the hand only?

How will a tumor in cerebellum affect the hand only?

Brain tumor: A cerebellar tumor is located in the coordination center of the brain. The symptoms may or may not be related to the tumor. The size, location and type of tumor dictate the symptoms and neurological findings. See a neurosurgeon for consultation. Read more

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Sir my age is 27 year and I have 2, 1 CM and several small tumor in my hand it is firstly notice at the age of 16 year is it neurofibroma.?

Sir my age is 27 year and I have 2, 1 CM and several small tumor in my hand it is firstly notice at the age of 16 year is it neurofibroma.?

Maybe: It is difficult to say without seeing what they look like, how many there are, and if you have other lesions elsewhere. The best way to make a sure diagnosis is to see a dermatologist and possibly have one of the lesions biopsied. That is really the only way to make a diagnosis of a neurofibroma or other skin tumor. Read more

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I broke my hand and my doctor said there is a bonine tumor in my hand. What is that?

I broke my hand and my doctor said there is a bonine tumor in my hand. What is that?

Enchondroma: "benign", pronounced bee-nine, means it's not cancer. It is a growth, though. Enchondroma (en-kon-dro-mah) is a very common type of benign bone growth in the hand bones. It's a type of cartilage growing where bone should be. This makes the bone slightly weaker. Sometimes you can get a break through that area. You should have the area "cleaned" out of cartilage and bone put in. Read more

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I have 20 benign fatty tumor in my hand, thigh, and in my back. All these five year old. It does not give any type of pain but I afraid of it. Please?

I have 20 benign fatty tumor in my hand, thigh, and in my back. All these five year old. It does not give any type of pain but I afraid of it. Please?

See a specialist: There is a condition called lipomatosis in which multiple lipomas are found. It carries no cancer risk. There are other conditions like neurofibromatosis, where there are multiple subcutaneous masses, but there is a risk of cancer. You should see a specialist, like an orthopaedic oncologist, to establish a diagnosis. Read more

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I have a bump on my left hand middle finger. Is this a hand tumor?

I have a bump on my left hand middle finger. Is this a hand tumor?

Yes and no: A tumor by definition is just an abnormal growth so yes it is a tumor. It is most likely a cyst or other benign (read non cancer) tumor of your finger. You should have this seen by your doctor to determin what it is and if anything needs to be done for it. Read more

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Constant throbbing pain top left hand side of head during the day, pain disappears while jogging & at night. Prev diagnsd as tension head. Tumor?

Constant throbbing pain top left hand side of head during the day, pain disappears while jogging & at night. Prev diagnsd as tension head. Tumor?

Need more history: Sounds like this headache is worrying to you. Your brief description has some features that point toward and away from such diagnoses as migraine and hemicrania continua. Tumors are more likely to cause seizures and focal neurological symptoms than headaches, and when tumors do cause headaches, the headache often worsens with lying down. If you'd like to discuss more, feel free to consult me. Read more

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What is the probability of survival with a cancerous brain tumor in the front right hand side of the brain?

What is the probability of survival with a cancerous brain tumor in the front right hand side of the brain?

Depends: On tumor size, cause, associated swelling/bleeding, response to treatment etc. Many variables prevent a definitive response. Read more

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Constant throbbing pain top left hand side of head. It comes on during day, not apparent at night. Pain alleviated slightly during jogging. Tumor?

Constant throbbing pain top left hand side of head. It comes on during day, not apparent at night. Pain alleviated slightly during jogging. Tumor?

Head ache: Not all head aches are secondary to brain tumors.
Head ache can happen from high blood pressure, sinus related eye related, neck joints and muscle related and from vascular problems. So get yourself examined to find out the cause and proper treatment Read more

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Pain located in right lower back. Very slight tingly feeling in right hand and foot. No numbness or weakness. Spinal tumor?

Pain located in right lower back. Very slight tingly feeling in right hand and foot. No numbness or weakness. Spinal tumor?

Pain: How much do you weigh? Have you had a CT or MRI? Could be related to bulging disc or other issues. Consult with us to help solve this issue. Read more

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My aunt has an issue she has clear bumps that feel like the beans in a bean bag. They are small and on her leg and hand and under her mouth. I'm thinking it could be small tumors or cysts but I'm not sure?

My aunt has an issue she has clear bumps that feel like the beans in a bean bag. They are small and on her leg and hand and under her mouth. I'm thinking it could be small tumors or cysts but I'm not sure?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests, including a biopsy. It would be prudent to see your doctor. Read more