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What Is Involved in Neoplasm Treatment?

By Maggie J. Hall
Updated May 17, 2024
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Neoplasm treatment depends on the location of the growth, the symptoms presented, and whether the mass is benign or malignant. Neoplasms are generally non-cancerous cells that replicate out of control for unknown reasons, and all of the cells contained within the mass usually resemble each other in size and type. Benign neoplasms typically have a blood supply and do not metastasize, lying encapsulated. Unless neoplasms cause troubling symptoms or become malignant, physicians may recommend not treating them.

A kidney neoplasm may or may not pose a problem for the patient. Some patients are not aware when such a growth exists until it is felt by a physician or revealed on imaging studies. Sometimes, however, compression of sensitive tissue may produce back pain or bloody urine. Diagnosis generally involves blood and urine testing along with imaging studies. Physicians may or may not biopsy the site because some believe puncturing the area may lead to the spread of cancerous cells.

Surgeons may remove the troublesome or malignant growths using laparoscopic surgery and radiofrequency ablation. The neoplasm treatment requires three or four incisions of centimeter size through which instrumentation accesses the site. After inflating the region with gas, the surgeon uses a small camera to view the area and his instruments which will burn and cut tissue while sealing blood vessels.

A lung neoplasm may not present symptoms, or the growth may compress lung and vessel tissue. Patients may experience discomfort, shortness of breath and a persistent cough. Diagnosis is made based on physical and verbal examinations along with imaging studies. Physicians may choose to biopsy the site by bronchoscopy or thoracoscopy. Surgeons might perform surgical neoplasm removal and additionally prescribe chemotherapy or radiation in the presence of malignancy.

If symptomatic an ovarian neoplasm may produce abdominal pain, bloating and menstrual disorders. Women might also experience bloating, indigestion and nausea with frequent urges to urinate. Physicians often diagnose ovarian masses using ultrasound technology and treat using surgury. The amount of tissue removed depends on whether surgeons encounter a malignant neoplasm. Patients diagnosed with malignancies may also require chemotherapy and radiation.

Bone marrow plasma cells usually develop from B-lymphocytes in the presence of bacteria or viruses. Occasionally plasma cells replicate in abundance and form neoplasms, which crowd out healthy blood cells. Patients may experience anemia or bleed easily. The proliferation of cells may form tumors in bone or soft tissue, requiring neoplasm treatment. Using blood tests and bone marrow biopsies, physicians determine the type of abnormality.

Depending on the type of plasma neoplasm, physicians may prescribe oral or intravenous chemotherapy. Targeted neoplasm treatment may include the use of monoclonal antibodies or proteasome inhibitors. These medications inhibit cancer growth, prevent cells from metastasizing or kill the cancer cells. Other treatment options include chemotherapy with stem cell replacement.

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