A 35-year-old member asked:
please tell me, are benign tumors malignant when they are growing?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Sewa Legha answered
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes and no: Benign tumors typically do not change much(grow very slowly). Any tumor that is growing can be a cancer. So you should get a medical examination to find out what you have. A biopsy is required to find out if it is benign or a cancerous tumor.
Answered on Oct 16, 2016
Dr. Michael Gabor answered
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Benign tumors: Benign tumors can and do grow, and some benign tumors have potential to become malignant. Just because a benign tumor is growing doesn't mean it is malignant. However, best to see your doctor to figure out whether a tumor is benign or malignant.
Answered on Aug 12, 2015
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