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What is a blood tumor?

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Posted on Fri, 10 Jun 2016
Question: what is a blood tumor and what does it look like?
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Answered by Dr. Shafi Ullah Khan (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Tumor not used for blood

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for asking
I read your question and i understand your concern. Tumor is a term for local masses of malignancy . It can be benign or malignant . However we dont use the word tumor for blood. If we suspect malignancy common terms is leukemia .
Can you please elaborate your query or provide me the reference to this context and medical reports if any so that i can guide you better.
Waiting for your response.
Regards XXXXXXX
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Shafi Ullah Khan (26 minutes later)
I have a 1 inch to 1 1/2 inch on my right back shoulder. The same side I had breast cancer. It never heals up
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Answered by Dr. Shafi Ullah Khan (14 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Needs confirmation and biopsy and work up

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for getting back to me

A mass of an inch and a half on the back of the shoulder followed by a breast cancer surgery should be evaluated and biopsied for histopathology. It could be a benign tumor like lipoma or any other soft tissue tumor. Its not related to blood. if its near shoulder, there are lymph nodes there and that can get enlarged as well and in that case it will still need histopathological evaluation to sort out.

Nutshell, get this non healing lump examined, biopsied and then wait for histopathology report, That will decide future course of treatment.

I hope it helps.
Regards
Khan
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What is a blood tumor?

Brief Answer: Tumor not used for blood Detailed Answer: Thank you for asking I read your question and i understand your concern. Tumor is a term for local masses of malignancy . It can be benign or malignant . However we dont use the word tumor for blood. If we suspect malignancy common terms is leukemia . Can you please elaborate your query or provide me the reference to this context and medical reports if any so that i can guide you better. Waiting for your response. Regards XXXXXXX