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Is a mature teratoma cancerous?
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Dr. Tri Nguyen
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: Very unlikely.
A teratoma is a tumor made up of normal organ tissues in a unusual location.
Tissues may be more or less mature. The more mature the cells are, the more normal they are hence the less chance of them acting in a malignant way. There's a very slim chance that a teratoma behaves as a malignant tumor, but follow-up is critical: the more time passes after removal, the better the chances.

In brief: Very unlikely.
A teratoma is a tumor made up of normal organ tissues in a unusual location.
Tissues may be more or less mature. The more mature the cells are, the more normal they are hence the less chance of them acting in a malignant way. There's a very slim chance that a teratoma behaves as a malignant tumor, but follow-up is critical: the more time passes after removal, the better the chances.
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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
In brief: Usually No
By definition a mature teratoma is a tumor which has different types of mature (fully developed) tissue types within it.
Usual locations include ovary or testis tumors. Rarely teratoma can have features of cancerous behavior. The treatment is preferabl surgical removal.

In brief: Usually No
By definition a mature teratoma is a tumor which has different types of mature (fully developed) tissue types within it.
Usual locations include ovary or testis tumors. Rarely teratoma can have features of cancerous behavior. The treatment is preferabl surgical removal.
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