• Has anyone ever heard of a tumor bursting? What does this mean?

    Asked by Doll9196 on Tuesday, November 13, 2012

    Has anyone ever heard of a tumor bursting? What does this mean?

    4 Answers from the Community

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    • Harry's Avatar

      Apparently, it does happen, but I couldn't find anything that seemed to be authoritative on this. Talk to your doctor. And, maybe this is a good time to get a second opinion.

      almost 8 years ago
    • nancyjac's Avatar

      I'm not sure how to answer your question. I don't mean to sound flippant but which word is it you are not understanding? A tumor is an abnormal growth of body tissue. Rapid cell growth or swelling can cause it break apart or burst.

      almost 8 years ago
    • Doll9196's Avatar

      Nancyjac, you are right, my question was a bit unclear. I was actually wanting to know if tumors burst and if so what would cause them to burst. My grandmother was told that the tumor on her rib had burst damaging her rib and causing her pain. Since I had never heard this I thought I would go to the community to see if this had occurred with anyone else and what they were told. Basically, I'm just scared and concerned for my grandmother and trying to understand as much as possible seems to be my coping mechanism. Thank you all for your feedback and support! :)

      almost 8 years ago
    • abrub's Avatar

      My appendiceal tumor burst and seeded cancerous cells throughout my abdomen. If the cancer is in a cyst-like structure, it can burst.

      over 7 years ago

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