Malignancy

Malignancy is the word used to describe diseases that spread and invade the nearby tissues uncontrollably. These malignant cells spread to other parts of the body through the blood and lymphatic system. Carcinoma, sarcoma, leukemia, and lymphoma are a few examples of malignant conditions.

Recently Answered Questions Recently Answered Questions

All the answers published in this website are written by Verified medical doctors, therapists and health experts. The Content has been moderated by iCliniq medical review team before publication. Post your medical clarifications on iCliniq by choosing the right specialty and get them answered. Your medical queries will be answered 24/7 by top doctors from iCliniq.

What are the chances for my daughter to survive with multiple tumors and pericardial effusion?

Query: Hello doctor,My daughter is in the ICU with pericardial effusion and multiple tumors. The fluid has been drained and there was blood mixed with the fluid. The regular blood test came back normal with no sign of cancerous cells. My question is, what are the chances that the tumors are benign? Through...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, there is a diagnostic dilemma. The reports you have uploaded (attachment removed to protect patient identity) are fine. But, you should upload the echo reports and the fluid investigations as well. Now, considering the pericardial effusion with multiple c...  Read Full »

Does a dark vertical streak on the nail indicate cancer?

Query: Hello doctor,My daughter has a vertical dark streak along her nail on the middle finger only. It has been there for three months now. There is no known trauma.Could I ask what you suggest we should do? It seems to be darker than before. We went to a dermatologist and they told us not to worry becaus...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. At present, she is suffering from longitudinal melanonychia. It is due to the overactivity of the melanocytes, leading to more melanin synthesis. At present, there is no sign of malignancy. Nevertheless, a biopsy is required to confirm the diagnosis. Hope it helps. Re...  Read Full »

How do you know if you need thyroid medications?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 61-years-old, and I have had nephropathy and hypertension for the past 11 years. My BP is around 130/80 mmHg. I also have thyroid nodules ROM and am not under any medication. I took a thyroid ultrasound scan last month, and it showed multiple nodules, largest in the right lobe ...  Read Full »


Dr. Thiyagarajan. T

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). 1) The thyroid function is completely normal. You do not need any medicines for your thyroid now. Please check TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) and FT4 (free thyroxine) at ...  Read Full »

Does borderline mucinous tumor in ovarian cyst biopsy indicate cancer?

Query: Hello doctor,My wife is 34 years old. She delivered a baby this month. An ovarian cyst was diagnosed during her pregnancy, and the cyst was removed when she underwent C-section. On the biopsy, it was stated as a borderline mucinous tumor. Does it mean cancer?  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Borderline tumor means, they are not non-malignant or benign or non-cancerous, but not cancerous too. All this need is follow up. There is nothing to worry. I would suggest you to take the slides from the laboratory and get a second opinion from any center, wher...  Read Full »

Can a fibroadenoma turn into a malignant tumor?

Query: Hello doctor, I have sent you the ultrasound scan of my breast, and I would like your opinion if this is possibly a cyst, a fibroid, or a cancer mass.  Read Full »


Dr. Padmesh Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw the single image of the ultrasound of the breast (Sonomammography) (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). I am analyzing the report as per the white paper of ACR (American College of Radiology) on BI-RADS (Breast Imaging-Reporting and Data System...  Read Full »

Kindly explain my attached thyroid FNA report.

Query: Hi doctor, Please find the attachments of my thyroid FNA report. The result showed suspicious of malignancy. I hope you explain to me further. Thanks in advance.  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H. Muddegowda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query and attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), my opinion is as follows: Yes, the report does say suspicious for malignancy. When sometimes, we are not 100% sure or if there is overlap with benign or normal findings, we do repor...  Read Full »

I am concerned about the growing lesion in my left kidney. Kindly give your opinion.

Query: Hi doctor, I have Li-Fraumeni syndrome. My concern is the growing lesion in my left kidney. The lesion has been moderately growing since three years in my left kidney. Although it is suggestive of angiomyolipoma, I feel quite nervous because of my genetic condition. I have received my final MRI rep...  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the reports sent by you (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The lesion in the left kidney, which is increasing in size, is of concern and we should rule out malignancy. It is not an acute emergency, but you should consult your urologist and plan...  Read Full »

One of my relative is suffering from oral cancer. Kindly suggest a treatment option.

Query: Hi doctor, One of my family members have recently been diagnosed with oral cancer. I would like to know how much dangerous it is. The final report of lower lip biopsy showed well differentiated squamous cell carcinoma. The patient is having sugar and BP problem. And for that, he is on Glycomet GP-1 ...  Read Full »


Dr. Eriol Braholli

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Squamous cell carcinomas of the lip are the most common malignant tumors of the oral cavity. These kind of malignant tumors are treated primarily by surgical removal. The other ways of treatment are radiotherapy and topical cytostatic creams. A combination of them may be ...  Read Full »

Kindly go through my MRI impression and suggest.

Query: Hello doctor, I have Li-Fraumeni syndrome; therefore I am in a study. It conducts annual full body MRI to detect anything early if it should arise. I had a 19 mm lesion laterally in the left kidney with signal suppression for three years. However, there is now a new 14 mm heterogeneously T2 hyperin...  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Relax and do not worry. I have gone through the MRI report (attachment removed to protect patient identity) that you posted. MRI shows a 19 mm lesion suggestive of angiomyolipoma with 14 mm heterogenous appearing lesion within it suggestive of hemorrhage. Now, according t...  Read Full »

What does my CT scan reports of lung nodule indicate?

Query: Hi doctor, For lung nodules, in the last three years, I had three scans with different radiologists. I would like to get it checked by one radiologist for any actual growth or changes that would indicate cancer. Does the lung nodule getting bigger? Due to my low platelet count, a lung biopsy is mo...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi,  Welcome to icliniq.com. Generally, lung nodule (small tissue like growth) is suspected to be a cancer if it doubles in size between 1 and 18 months. As per CT scan done before four years, it measures approximately 2.0 x 1.5 cm (anteroposterior x transverse) with a calcification in it. As per C...  Read Full »

ask-doctor-img Ask a Doctor Online

* Your first query consult is free!

Search for a Health Issue



Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.