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Old 03-31-2009, 03:27 PM   #1
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what is the difference between a cyst and tumor

what is the difference between a cyst and tumor

 
Old 04-02-2009, 09:25 AM   #2
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Re: what is the difference between a cyst and tumor

from a very basic standpoint and what i personally know about cysts since i actually have a cystic disease in both kidneys and liver. any 'cyst" is generally some level of actual fluid filled development which can be caused by many many different causes. a tumor on the other hand is normally a more 'solid' type of growth, meaning its inside is solid in form,and not like a cyst filled with fluid. does that make any sense?

while there are many different types of tumors caused for many reasons,thay all tend to have that one component in them,they are solid inside with something. some can grow like with a cancer meaning they are a 'progressive" type of tumor, and some are just a "growth" of tissue that never progress from that form.

is there a particular reason you are asking this question? marcia
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Re: what is the difference between a cyst and tumor

I would like to understand how to post. What test can be done to see if cancerous/ Teresa

 
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Re: what is the difference between a cyst and tumor

generally,a simple biopsy of the growth or lesion is what it needed to really 'define" just what the tumor actually is and whether it contains any cancer cells.

not too sure just what you mean "by how to post"?(since you just did) do you mean posting your own questions here? if so,look for the button here that states "new thread" on the main page, not within another thread? and hit that, it will be easy from there and self explanatory. Marcia
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Old 05-04-2009, 06:23 AM   #5
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Re: what is the difference between a cyst and tumor

Thanks for the info. Greatly appreciated. Teresa

 
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