Fibrous Tumor

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Jean Nero: No longer are we afraid to talk about cancer  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
Canton RepositoryIn 1957, during a routine physical prior to being hired at The Rep, my doctor discovered a fibrous tumor on my breast. In that era, such a discovery raised ...

ANN BAILEY: Chemotherapy treatment is a rigorous road to travel  -  ‎Nov 14, 2009‎
Grand Forks HeraldX-rays showed there was a fibrous tumor over the end of the port and Ellen had to have the old port taken out and a new one put in. Most of the time, ...

Life is a Gift  -  ‎Jul 27, 2009‎
Independent Collegian (subscription)In layman's terms, I had a very rare, fibrous tumor growing in my head that attached itself to my maxillary artery in my throat, causing the massive nose

Resection of a giant thoracic solitary fibrous tumor through two ...  -  Oct 30, 2008
The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular SurgerySolitary fibrous tumor (SFT) of the pleura is an uncommon intrathoracic neoplasm. A middle-aged woman had progressive exertional dyspnea for 6 months,

Genentech Provides Update on Avastin Program  -  May 15, 2008
WELT ONLINE,E Hall D1 Combination Therapy With Temozolomide and Bevacizumab in the Treatment of Hemangiopericytoma/Malignant Solitary Fibrous Tumor (Abstract

Noninvasive Dynamic Magnetic Resonance Angiography With Time ...  -  Dec 10, 2007
Archives of Ophthalmology1 patient with an orbitocutaneous arteriovenous malformation, and 1 patient who had a solitary fibrous tumor with features of a hemangiopericytoma.

Solitary Fibrous Tumor of the Buccal Space: Treatment with ...  -  Oct 8, 2007
AJNR (subscription),1–3 We describe a case of a solitary fibrous tumor of the buccal space successfully treated with percutaneous CT-guided cryoablation.



Background information on Fibrous Tumor [When available]

Tumor originally means "swelling", and is sometimes still used with that meaning. Tumor meaning swelling is one of the five classical characteristics of inflammation. However, the term is now primarily used to denote abnormal growth of tissue. This growth can be either malignant or benign.

Malignant tumors are called cancer. Cancer has the potential to invade and destroy neighboring tissues and create metastases. Benign tumors do not invade neighboring tissues and do not seed metastases, but may locally grow to great size. They usually do not return after surgical removal.

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