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Describe the features of a benign neoplasm.?

Describe the features of a benign neoplasm.?

Varies: Benign = non-cancer. Neoplasm = tumor or mass. So, the features of a non-cancerous mass depend on what it is -- that is what cell it is derived from, location, etc. ...Read more

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Neoplasms (Definition)

"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" ...Read more


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Benign neoplasm can happen to you anywhere?

Benign neoplasm can happen to you anywhere?

Yep! They can!: Benign neoplasms are non-cancerous growths. They can show up anywhere, kind of like moles. We tend to get more of them as we age. Usually they don't cause problems, unless they are big and pressing on something important (like your brain). It's a fancy word for a lump or bump that's not cancer. ...Read more

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How do dysplasia and benign neoplasm differ?

How do dysplasia and benign neoplasm differ?

Pre-cancer: Dysplasia = pre-cancer. Benign (=non-cancer) neoplasm (=growth or "tumor"). I don't like the word "tumor" because even though it may be benign it is confusing to many people. ...Read more

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What does benign neoplasm kidney mean? Does it have to come out? Will it take over my kidney?

What does benign neoplasm kidney mean?  Does it have to come out?  Will it take over my kidney?

Non-cancerous growth: Benign means non-cancerous, and neoplasm means new growth. So you have a growth on your kidney that is not cancerous. If this was diagnosed by an imaging test (cat scan), you might need a biopsy in the future. You might need follow-up scans. But a benign neoplasm does not need to come out, unless it grows over time. And no, it won't take over your kidney! (now hopefully you can sleep tonight!). ...Read more

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What does benign neoplasm of colon mean?

What does benign neoplasm of colon mean?

It means that: It is not malignant, or cancerous. Benign neoplasms could still cause problems, such as bleeding, obstruction, or perforation, so consult with GI specialist for specific advice. ...Read more

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What does benign neoplasm of scap and skin of neck means? Had them frozen

What does benign neoplasm of scap and skin of neck  means? Had them frozen

Skin tumors: Many are benign- non-malignant thus not cancer. Papillomas, hemangiomas, lipomas, fibromas, keratosis are all benign skin things! cancers include melanoma, squamous, basal cell --most from overexposure to sunlight tanning etc. ...Read more

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What are the chances that a "soft tissue benign neoplasm" on my pinky finger will grow big enough to cause my pinky finger to be dysfunctional?

What are the chances that a "soft tissue benign neoplasm" on my pinky finger will grow big enough to cause my pinky finger to be dysfunctional?

Up to you: Chance is small as you would notice it and would go to seek for medical attention if you start having more problem with it. It is in your finger so it is easily to be seen. ...Read more

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How are carcinoma in situ and benign neoplasm different?

Good question: And difficult to tell sometimes. The most straightforward way to put it is that a benign neoplasm will never turn into an invasive malignancy within your lifetime. Cis will eventually turn into one. But, because we don't live forever, cis might not turn into a malignancy during one's lifetime anyway. Pathologists can usually, but not always, tell the difference by microscopic cell exam. ...Read more

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My sister had a benign neoplasm of the thyroid. Is it possible that benign neoplasms run in the family?

My sister had a benign neoplasm of the thyroid. Is it possible that benign neoplasms run in the family?

Yes, possible: Hi. The genetics of benign thyroid adenomas is not understood. More is known about genes associated with thyroid malignancies, and there are a multitude of genes that can be associated with the cancers. But like any phenotype (benign adenoma, in this case), the phenotype is a result of interaction between genes and environmental factors. So yes, it's possible (but not probable in my experience). ...Read more

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What are the harmful effects from small benign neoplasms?

What are the harmful effects from small benign neoplasms?

Depends on location.: Even benign tumors (those with no potential to spread) can cause serious problems. The side-effects are related to where the tumor is located. A small benign tumor in the brain can have significant effects; a small tumor on the vocal cords can effect the voice, etc. ...Read more

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Benign Neoplasms (Definition)

Benign neoplasms is also known as Benign tumor. Neoplasms means new growths and is the medical term for tumors, benign ones mean they are harmless in that they typically do not spread throughout the body and cause death. They may, however, grow considerably and start causing ...Read more


Choroid (Definition)

The choroid is a vascular layer behind the retina critical in supplying nutrients and maintainance for the retina which overlies it. There is also a layer of the brain, the choroid plexus, which has ...Read more


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