Tumor

What is Tumor?

Neoplasm (from Ancient Greek νεο- neo- "new" and πλάσμα plasma "formation, creation"), is an abnormal growth of tissue, and when also forming a mass is commonly referred to as a tumor or tumour. This abnormal growth (neoplasia) usually but not always forms a mass.

The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies neoplasms into four main groups: benign neoplasms, in situ neoplasms, malignant neoplasms, and neoplasms of uncertain or unknown behavior. Malignant neoplasms are also simply known as cancers.

Prior to the abnormal growth of tissue, as neoplasia, cells often undergo an abnormal pattern of growth, such as metaplasia or dysplasia. However, metaplasia or dysplasia do not always progress to neoplasia.

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My father went for a routine blod test and his ALT and AST came back elevated (188 and 120). He had no pain or any symtoms, doctor said it was positive for Hepatitis C , sent him for a sonogram and more blood work. Results came back with high sugar, high ALT/AST and a tumor on his liver . Is this a common result? He has diabetes and high blood pressure and taking pills for it every day. Thanks

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Alanine transaminase (ALT) and Aspartate Transaminase (AST) are enzymes secreted in liver. A value above 100 is considered significant. Accordingly what your father had was a significant rise in liver enzymes. Liver enzymes are elevated due to inflammatory...

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Hello my Grandson is five days old he was born at 33 weeks and 1 day his weight 5 pounds 3 oz now 4 lbs 11 oz he is having problems with high blood pressure it goes up to 124/70 at time they think maybe a small clot in kidney he has been put on medication for this. does is there any other thing it could be my Daughters water broke three weeks before he was born could that be the reason?

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high blood pressure in infants can occur due to some problem in heart or kidney.. as your doctor says there is a clot in kidney of your grandson, may be he is correct. i should say you can trust him and go with him. in this there is a clot in kidney blood vessel...

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Hello my Grandson is five days old he was born at 33 weeks and 1 day his weight 5 pounds 3 oz now 4 lbs 11 oz he is having problems with high blood pressure it goes up to 124/70 at time they think maybe a small clot in kidney he has been put on medication for this. does is there any other thing it could be my Daughters water broke three weeks before he was born could that be the reason?

doctor1 MD

My father went for a routine blod test and his ALT and AST came back elevated (188 and 120). He had no pain or any symtoms, doctor said it was positive for Hepatitis C , sent him for a sonogram and more blood work. Results came back with high sugar, high ALT/AST and a tumor on his liver . Is this a common result? He has diabetes and high blood pressure and taking pills for it every day. Thanks

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