Dermoid Cyst - Is it Cancer?
I have a cyst called a dermoid cyst. I want to know how doctors don't know when they cut my stomach open that its not gone turn into cancer, or spread. I know some people say once you have them they can come back. Well I had a 10 pound tumor when I was13. I'm 34 now. I wanna know can it turn into a tumor!!!!
Editor's comments: A dermoid cyst is mainly fat but can also contain a mix of different tissues. They are often small and usually don’t cause symptoms. Very rarely, they become large and rupture, causing bleeding into the abdomen, which is a medical emergency.
Dermoid cysts are usually not cancerous.
The severity and frequency of ovarian or other cysts can be reduced by eating a very healthy diet.
A recent study from the Institute of Research Pharmacology in Italy analyzed the diet over a ten-year span of 225 women with benign ovarian cysts and 450 women who did not have ovarian cysts.
The researchers discovered that the type of food eaten influenced the development of cysts. For example, they said that women who consumed the most beef and cheese developed the most ovarian cysts. In contrast, consumption of green vegetables provided a strong protective effect. This study makes it clear that what you eat will influence whether or not you develop ovarian cysts.