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Malignant tumors shows metastasis but benign tumor not. how do i know if i have a benign tumor?

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Dr. Jocelyn Tan answered

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Benign tumor?: Although benign tumors can be observed and do not normally metastasize, the best way to confirm is to have a biopsy.

Answered 4/9/2014

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Dr. Rowena Desailly-chanson answered

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By symptoms felt: I assume that you thought that because you have symptoms of some growth somewhere...The only way one can really tell benign from malignant in a strictest sense of the word is to look at it with a microscope and have a pathologist look at it...But simply put a benign tumor is a growth with a very very slow rate of cell growth unlike malignant tumors that grow fast and spread to different places.

Answered 4/17/2014

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