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Benign tumor

Benign tumor: Introduction

A benign tumor is one that does not spread or "metastasize" to other parts of the body; a "malignant tumor" is one that does. A benign tumor is caused by cell overgrowth, and thus is different from a cyst or an abcess,

Although benign is better news than malignant for a cancer biopsy, it does not always mean "harmless", though many are almost harmless. A benign tumor may still grow, and this growth may cause damage to any organs, tissues, or nerves in its vicinity. Hence, a benign tumor can still cause serious illness and death if it presses on important areas. Benign tumors cause more than 13,000 annual deaths in the USA, compared to more than 500,000 annual deaths from cancer (i.e. from malignant tumors). ...more »

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Misdiagnosis and Benign tumor

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Article Excerpts about Benign tumor

Benign tumors are not cancer. They can often be removed and, in most cases, they do not come back. Cells from benign tumors do not spread to other parts of the body. Most important, benign tumors are rarely a threat to life. (Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Cancer -- An Overview: NCI)

Definitions of Benign tumor:

A tumor that is not cancerous - (Source - WordNet 2.1)


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