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What is Tumor?

What is Tumor?

The word "tumor" actually refers to any type of lump or swelling in the body. Although common parlance is to use the word "tumor" in relation to ...more »

  • Tumor: Any type of lump or swelling (not just cancers).
  • Tumor: An abnormal tissue growth resulted from uncontrolled cell proliferation. Benign neoplastic cells resemble normal cells without exhibiting significant cytologic atypia, while malignant ones exhibit overt signs such as dysplastic features, atypical mitotic figures, necrosis, nuclear pleomorphism, and anaplasia. Representative examples of benign neoplasms include papillomas, cystadenomas, and lipomas; malignant neoplasms include carcinomas, sarcomas, lymphomas, and leukemias. -- 2004
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Tumor: an abnormal new mass of tissue that serves no purpose.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Tumor: Introduction

Types of Tumor:

Types of Tumor:

Broader types of Tumor:

What causes Tumor?

Causes of Tumor: see causes of Tumor
Risk factors for Tumor: see risk factors for Tumor

What are the symptoms of Tumor?

Symptoms of Tumor: see symptoms of Tumor

Tumor: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Tumor.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Tumor.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Tumor: see treatments for Tumor
Research for Tumor: see research for Tumor

Society issues for Tumor


Cost statistics for Tumor: The following are statistics from various sources about costs and Tumor:

  • Estimated $229,367,000 spent in public hospitals on neoplastic disorders in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Estimated $146,627,000 spent in public hospitals on neoplastic disorders in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
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Hospitalization statistics for Tumor: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Tumor:
  • 1,182,629 patient days spent in public hospitals for neoplasms in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 44,098 patient days spent in private hospitals for neoplasms in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 222,739 admissions to private hospitals because of neoplasms in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 236,030 admissions to public hospitals because of neoplasms in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
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Name and Aliases of Tumor

Main name of condition: Tumor

Other names or spellings for Tumor:

neoplasm

Neoplastic conditions, Neoplasia Source - Diseases Database

Tumor, Tumour, Tumour, Neoplasm, Tumor, Neoplasm
Source - WordNet 2.1

Tumor: Related Conditions

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