Acoustic neuroma treatment

The most common symptoms of an acoustic neuroma will be hearing loss, ringing in the ears and dizziness. However you should also be aware that these symptoms may actually be due to another underlying condition. There are numerous treatment options for an acoustic neuroma which will include observation, radiotherapy and surgical removal. The option that […]

Acoustic neuroma symptoms

An acoustic neuroma is a benign (noncancerous) tumour that typically grows very slowly in the head. The tumour will develop on a portion of the eighth cranial nerve which is just adjacent to the brain. This specific nerve runs from your brain to the inner ear. An acoustic neuroma, which is often referred to as […]

Vertebral hemangioma

A hemangioma can best be described as a benign tumor. It is most often formed by underdeveloped or malfunctioning blood vessels. The word hemangioma comes from two Latin words “hemangio” which means blood vessel, and “oma” which means tumour. Hemangiomas will often have absolutely no signs or symptoms and can be located in various parts […]

Carcinoid syndrome

People who have carcinoid syndrome have a cancerous tumor which is referred to as a carcinoid and it secretes chemicals directly into the bloodstream which can cause a wide range of symptoms. Usually these tumors are found most commonly in the lungs or the gastrointestinal tract. One of the reasons why these tumors can be […]

Pituitary tumor symptoms

A pituitary tumor is an abnormal growth of cells in the pituitary gland. The pituitary gland is a small bean sized gland in the center of the brain just above and behind the nose and behind the eyes. Pituitary tumors are common in both men and women. The presence of a pituitary tumor may not […]


There is a certain type of germ cell tumor that contains different kinds of cells and it is called a Teratoma. These tumors can be considered a form of birth defect since they are already present at birth. Teratoma is a Greek word that means “monstrous tumor”. These tumors are a jumbled mass of different […]

Schwannoma tumor

A schwannoma tumor is a tumor made of Schwann cells; Schwann cells make up the myelin sheath (or covering) of nerve cells. In more cases than not, they are benign, meaning noncancerous, but there are instances of malignant schwannomas that do cause cancer. Actually, this is so rare that only about 1% become malignant. Schwannoma […]

Liver hemangioma

Hermangioma is a term used for a mass of small veins that become bunched up and dilated together. This condition can occur anywhere on the body. A liver hermangioma in particular is one that where the blood vessels mass up together in the liver and form a tumor. Liver hermagiomas are also known as hepatic […]

Fibroids treatment

Fibroids are a very common growth in a female’s uterus. They are noncancerous growths that often appear during the childbearing years; they aren’t associated with any increased risk of cancer nor do they develop into cancer. In fact, uterine fibroids are usually symptomless, so many women don’t know that they have them. They are more […]


Neuroblastoma is a medical term for life threatening cancerous tumors that commonly occur in children who are under the age of 5. Two thirds of all children diagnosed with this form of cancer are under the age of 5. In very rare cases the tumor may be discovered in a fetus during a fetal ultrasound. […]

Nasal polyps treatment

Nasal polyposis is a form of growth that occurs inside the nasal cavity. They are teardrop-shaped tumors that may cause irritation but are noncancerous. Of all the possible tumors that may occur in the nasal passage, the nasal polyps are the most common. Usually, 1 person in a group of 200 and 5% of people […]

Pituitary tumor treatment

A pituitary tumor is a growth that begins on the pituitary gland located in the brain. The pituitary gland is responsible for all the functions of secretions and hormones on a healthy person. Most tumors are benign, but some turn to be cancerous. Most pituitary tumors do not spread outside the skull, so very large […]

Gastrointestinal stromal tumor

A gastrointestinal stromal tumor is a type of tumor that is commonly found in the GI tract. There are between 4,500 to 6,000 new cases diagnosed each year in the United States. The gastrointestinal tumor is not always a cancerous tumor. Sometimes it can be a benign tumor. If the tumor is benign that means […]

Fibroid tumors

Fibroid tumors are non-cancerous lumps which are usually found in the uterus of women aged between 30 to 40 years. Due to their solid and fibrous nature, these tumors are called fibroid tumors. In most cases fibroid tumors grow slowly as a single chunk combined of multiple masses and the growth has no symptoms whatsoever […]


Osteosarcoma is a type of bone tumor that is prevalent in children and the elderly, and many times it is commonly found in the knee area. These tumors are in fact malignant (cancerous), and one of the reasons that it is most commonly found in children under the age of fifteen is because it generally […]


If you have every attempted to put together a puzzle then you can appreciate the difficulties of understanding the human body. Just like with a puzzle, the body’s parts both inside and out, are all an important part of the overall picture, no matter how large or small they might be. Just like a puzzle, […]

Stomach tumor

Not all stomach tumors are cancerous. Sometimes a stomach tumor can be benign. In the United States the incidence of benign stomach tumors is rare however. Benign stomach tumors are not normally painful and they rarely bleed. Different kinds of stomach tumors behave differently and the symptoms will vary on the type and location of […]

Squamous cell carcinoma

Squamous cell carcinoma is a cancer that occurs on the skin. It usually appears on the face, nose, ears, neck, hands and arms but they can be found on other parts of the body. This type of skin cancer is usually seen in people over the age of 50. Squamous cell carcinoma appears as a […]

Brain tumor

As many people know, cases of cancer are on the rise across the board. This includes everything from lung cancer to brain cancer, all of which start from a mass of quickly developing cells. Although not every type of tumor contains cancer cells, most of the ones in the brain end up being malignant and […]