A 29-year-old male asked:
what is the definition or description of: neoplasms?
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Dr. Douglas Miller answered
40 years experience Pathology
Tumor: "tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" as synonymous with "neoplasm".
Answered on Feb 24, 2018
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