Benign Tumors

Dr Rob returns to talk about the terrible tumors – or at least the non-cancerous ones. Includes molar pregnancies, teratomas, fetus in fetu, gourmand syndrome, and -omas of all kinds.

Music:ย “I’ve Found A New Baby” by Lionel Hampton




15 Responses

  1. Had to quickly scroll past the images to leave a comment… now just trying to stop gagging. Most caustic episode ever!

  2. Great episode! Reminded me of a story. I had a colonoscopy (that’s where they feed a camera up your bum to look at your large intestine) a few years ago. Afterward, my brother called to ask me if they had found anything. They hadn’t, but I wanted to make it interesting, so I told him they’d removed a small tumor, and it turned out it was an unborn twin that I had reabsorbed. I didn’t know the name for it, so I described it in detail. It had some teeth, and hair, but was basically a blob of cells. He had to put the phone down because he was gagging. Then later my sister called me, and I told her the same story. The sick little monkey started laughing and asked me if she could be the one to tell our mom about it! She was disappointed when I informed her that it wasn’t real, I was joking.

  3. I love you guys, but I have to mention something. You have often referred to fetuses growing in a lady’s vag. Fetuses, or embryos, or tumors that start out as embryos, whatever, don’t grow in the vagina. They grow in the uterus, and the only time they are in a vag is when they are on their way out. I’m sorry to be an anatomy nazi, but it’s been bugging me. I keep waiting for Dr Rob or Dr Jenna to correct you. I am not picking on Kevin, either, because I think that you’ve all done it, and I suspect that Kevin will do it more often now that I mentioned it. hehehe

  4. Why?! Why didn’t I listen to Dr Rob when he said not to google “giant lipomas”?! And then I thought I’d come here to post my experiences, and what do I find?! Exactly what I found when I googled “giant lipomas”, and worse!

    I’m only a third of the way in and I have a feeling this may be my favourite episode ever!

    Great puns, btw, Kevin. ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. LOL. Another one you’ll like is that tumere, to swell in Latin, is also the root for tumescence, often referred to along with the descriptor “penile”. Google that shit if you want to be put off sex for a year google. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. For some strange reason I am unable to download or play this episode on my phone or my laptop, gonna try my desktop when I get home because I finally finished listening to your entire library of episodes. Caustic soda withdrawal is imminent.

    1. I’m having the same problem on my Android phone. The episode won’t play for me on Doggcatcher or an external player. I’ve tried deleting the episode and the feed and downloading again, but it still won’t play.

  6. Ewwww the images!!

    I totally thought “molar pregnancy” was going to be some crazy mouth tumour from, er, eating sperm (take that, Christian fundamentalists, no hole is safe!!)… so the uterus tumour explanation was actually kind of a relief ๐Ÿ˜›

    Also, come on scientists… can we please just replace the term “lobular” with “blobular”?