Oncology Archive

Recurrent Metastatic Breast Carcinoma

Medical Summary Mrs. ARC was first seen at the Tata Memorial Hospital on 18.5.10 with complaints of lump in the left breast. She was investigated and diagnosed as a case of carcinoma left breast and underwent left

Nervous system tumors

Tumors may develop in any part of the nervous system. Such new growths may be benign or malignant. They may arise primarily or they may be a metastasis from a tumor of some other tissue. For this

Cause of Neoplasms

A neoplasm is a group of new cells which are growing without control and afford no benefit. These are called therefore neoplasms (new- growths). The terms tumor and neoplasm are for practical purposes synonymous.

Kinds of Tumors

The most important differential factor among tumors is that they may be either benign or malignant. The benign tumor is usually harm­less. These innocent new growths usually have a limiting membrane, and they push into the cells

Cancer – Information for Patients

The term cancer includes all forms of malig­nant growth. Many different varieties arc known, depending on the tissue from which they arise, the location in the body, the rate of growth, and the response to treatment. Cancer

Malignant Bone Tumors in Children

A timely diagnosis of malignant bone tumors in children reduces the likelihood of metastasis that dramatically reduces survival rates.

Malignant Soft Tissue Tumors in Children

Malignant soft tissue tumors account for about 7% of malignant tumors in children. About half are rhabdomyosarcomas. These soft tissue malignancies are divided into five general categories. Features that suggest a soft tissue lesion to be malignant

Benign Soft Tissue Tumors in Children

Hemangioma Hemangiomas are common during childhood. They may be part of a systemic condition or an isolated lesion.

Miscellaneous Bone Tumors in Children

Eosinophilic Granuloma Eosinophilic granuloma is the localized form of histiocytosis X. Diagnosis The peak age of onset is between 1 and 3 years of age. This tumor has been described as the “great imitator” of bone tumors.

Osseous Tumors in Children

Osteoid Osteoma This benign, bone-producing, highly vascular tumor induces an intense bony reaction and a characteristic pain pattern. These tumors occur most commonly in long bones during the second decade.