Do thyroid nodules that grow mean cancer? ?
I just had a FNA that came back as "moderately cellular smears without colloid suspicious for follicular neoplasm". The doctor said I could get half my thyroid removed (the nodule is solid and measurement is 2.6cm x 1.6cm x1.6cm or every six months get an ultrasound to see if it grows. Will growth of this signify cancer? Apparantly, there is a 20% chance that this is cancer, but two doctors doubt it is. Thank you so much!
you have been given pretty solid information. "follicular neoplasm" of the thyroid is cancerous in 10 to 20 percent of cases, depending on which studies you read. Unfortunately, to tell the difference between cancerous and benign follicular neoplasms a pathologist needs to examine the entire capsule of the lesion (the layer of tissue on the outside of the mass) and this can only be done with surgical removal. Watching a neoplasm for growth is considered reasonable because of the 80-90% chance that it isn't cancerous and the fact that even if it is cancerous thyroid cancer is typically not rapidly aggressive. if it does grow on repeat exam that is more worrisome for, but not a guarantee of, cancer. Ultimately you have to decide which you are more comfortable with, having surgery but knowing for sure what it is, or not having surgery and having some doubt. Discuss the risks and alternatives with your surgeon fully before you decide what to do. (+ info
Does anyone know about expecterated necrotic neoplasm?
expectorated -- to cough out
necrotic -- decaying
neoplasm -- new growth
the neoplasm is a growth inside the body -- could be as harmless as a cyst, or as dangerous as a cancer. it has to be tested to know what it is.
when you said expectorated -- im guessing this came from the lung. sounds like there is a foreign body inside the lung that was decaying and eventually coughed out.
i suggest you still speak to your doctor so that he can prescribe a series of tests done to you like chest x-ray, CT scans, and even pulmonary function studies. we don't want to just ignore this. (+ info
Large heterogeneously enhancing lobulated mass in the left upper lobe and lingula of concern for neoplasm.?
Small to moderate left pleural effusion causing compressive atlectasis / consolidation in the left upper lobe. Heterogeneously lesion in the left upper quadrant of the abdomen, which is incompletely imaged
I'm guessing you want the radiological reading interpreted?
- large, complex mass in upper part of left lung, possibly cancer
- some fluid in the upper part of left lung pressing on lung tissue enough so that it can't get full of air
- complex lesion in the upper left part of abdomen (under ribcage), which isn't visible enough to really interpret
Keep in mind, doctors have to assume the worst of some lesions/masses like cancer and do appropriate tests for it, but it may be something like an infection, etc.
It sounds like they will have to do more tests. (+ info
whats the neoplasm common in females that its 1st metastasis is to the lung?
Breast cancer (+ info
Why does chemotherapy cause so much uncomfort in who it undergoes?
-Nausea and vomiting
-Diarrhea or constipation
-Depression of the immune system hence (potentially lethal) infections and sepsis
Because it is a seriously toxic drug. It kills cells, thats what its designed to do. The only trouble is that it cannot tell the difference between a cancer cell and an ordinary cell; (+ info
How many times more likey are you to die of HIV/Aids in Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Lesatho, and Botswana than....?
.. all of the causes of dying in the UK (including cardiovascular disease and malignant neoplasms)?
this includes HIV/Aids related deaths in the UK.
i'm not sure about stats of the UK, but in south africa, HIV ratio is extremely high in south african countries, i think about 30% of the people there are infected, but as long as you're level headed, you're safe, and honestly if i was you, i wouldn't sleep with anybody in south africa, especially camroon. (+ info
Abnormal cells that divide and create other abnormal cells to develop are?
2. suppressor genes
3. attachment cells
Oncogenes are the genes in the DNA which allow for unregulated growth.
Attachment cells..... maybe this is real, maybe not, but sounds hokey....
Tumor suppressor genes are normal healthy genes that work with you to keep cancer from arising. When they get mutated, problems can arise.
Blessings (+ info
which are the most common secondary neoplasm after chemotherapy?
Chemotherapy drugs can cause new mutations in stem cells that give rise to blood cells. A frequent secondary malignancy (about 1% incidence per year increasing cumulatively following chemo) is acute myelogenous leukemia. A precursor condition, myelodysplasia, can also result. In these disorders, blood cell formation is impaired, requiring frequent transfusions. (+ info
Most smoking deaths are due to which of the following diseases?
malignant neoplasms ARE lung cancers......most smokers die from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. (+ info
what is the result of an erroneous coding of neoplasm?
Coding is a billing thing. Most likely the result would be that the medical folks wouldn't get paid... (+ info