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Doctor insights on: Benign Neoplasms In Children

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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

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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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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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?

Usually not cancer: It means you have an abnormal growth of cells in your large intestines, but this abnormal growth is not cancer and will not spread to other part of your body. ...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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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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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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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 does it mean if I had a 4mm sessile benign neoplasm of the cecum? Does this raise my risk of colon cancer? Does location matter? I'm only 42!

What does it mean if I had a 4mm sessile benign neoplasm of the cecum? Does this raise my risk of colon cancer? Does location matter? I'm only 42!

Cecal neoplasm: What is the histology? Lipoma, mucocele, carcinoid. In general though individuals with lesions due have a higher propensity for cancer. You likely will need continued surveillance colonoscopy with evaluation of the cecum. The tumor that was identified was small and surveillance/monitoring will detect lesions before cancer occurs. F/u/ w/ gastroenterologist ...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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What is the definition or description of: Benign neoplasms?

What is the definition or description of: Benign neoplasms?

Ying and Yang.: A group of "new" growth cells that grow independently from normal tissue cells that are surrounding them. Benign neoplasms are typically slow growing, encapsulated and well differentiated. Benign neoplasms do not exhibit the classic signs that malignant neoplasms do, namely invasiveness, metastasis and poor cellular differentiation. ...Read more

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What distinguishes cancer cells from the cells of benign neoplasms?

What distinguishes cancer cells from the cells of benign neoplasms?

Disordered growth: Benign tumors grow locally and do not spread. Under the microscope, the cells look like the gland they are from and they are not invading. Cancer cells have disordered growth, frequently do not look like the originating gland and show invasion. ...Read more

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Which distinguishes cancer cells from the cells of benign neoplasms?

Which distinguishes cancer cells from the cells of benign neoplasms?

Genome destabilized: The key to cancer is that enough mutations have accumulated to render the genome itself unstable. Eventually a clone will acquire the ability to invade and spread. We can pick this up using molecular biology techniques. They also look different, but it takes a pathologist several years to learn to tell all the subtleties. ...Read more

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Where can I go to treat a benign tumor?

To your doctor: Benign tumors are treated by surgeons. So go see a surgeon. You family doctor or PCP can find a surgeon for you if you first see him/her or make contact by phone ...Read more

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Describe the features of a benign tumor.?

Describe the features of a benign tumor.?

Location and type: Benign means it is not a cancer but features would depend on tumor type and location. Need additional information. ...Read more

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How much danger is associated with a benign tumor?

How much danger is associated with a benign tumor?

Depends on location: Although a benign tumor will not metastasize (i.e. will not spread to other parts of the body) it can grow and encroach on other body parts adjacent to it. Benign tumors can be serious if they press on vital structures such as blood vessels or nerves. That would be the only significant danger. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: benign tumor?

What is the definition or description of: benign tumor?

"Growth": A tumor by any other name is a growth. It can be either benign or malignant, differentiated based upon the potential to spread (a malignant tumor is, by definition, a cancer). The best way to determine this is by a tissue biopsy, but we can make better predictions based on the organ of origin, physical exam, and x-ray findings. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for a benign tumor to grow?

How long is it supposed to it take for a benign tumor to grow?

It depends on what I: Benign tumors typically do not grow. But it depends on where it is located and what does your doctor think it is? A careful physical examination by your doctor is necessary to be sure that it is indeed benign as it is often difficult to tell the difference beween benign and malignant (this one grows in size as you watch it). I would be cautious and seek a second opinion and request an imaging test. ...Read more

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Should I be worried if a benign tumor starts to hurt or twinge?

Should I be worried if a benign tumor starts to hurt or twinge?

Possibly.: Benign tumors do not spread to distant sites. However they can grow and cause local issues. If the growth begins to cause pain it may be causing local damage due to its size. Recommend that you see your primary md for further evaluation. Even benign tumors sometimes need to be removed. ...Read more

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Would a benign tumor have a blood supply?

Yes: Any existing tissue in the body will have some source of nourishment (blood supply) or it would disappear. ...Read more

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What is a benign tumor of cartilage known as?

Chondroma: For themost part chondromas are benign. However the position of the lesion which usually results from excess stimulation of growth hormone is important. The more peripheral the lesion is in terms of centricity, the chance is that the tumor will not have an aggressive behavior. If the lesion occurs around the pelvic girdle rather than distal extremity, it can behave aggressively. ...Read more

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How should you address an odontoma (benign tumor)?

Remove it: In general, these should be removed. They can continue to grow and can damage or cause other teeth to shift. This is a benign tumor but it should be removed. ...Read more

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Does someone go through chemotherapy for a benign tumor?

Does someone go through chemotherapy for a benign tumor?

No: Chemotherapy is not recommended for benign lesions. The major reason is that the chemo is direacted to various regions of the cancer cell to interfer in metabolic pathways by altering gere and nuclear DNA function. Even when optimally functioning because of toxicity and additional side effects use should be limited. Malignant stem cells resistent to chemo regrow to reappear in original field. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a benign tumor turning malignant?

Highly dependent: This is highly dependent on the location, type of tumor, and treatment of the benign tumor. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when a benign tumor starts shedding skin?

Not certain of?: Skin, made up of epidermis, can be found in benign tumor, such as a teratoma, epidermal inclusion cyst, branchial cleft anomalies, etc. So, I am not sure if you mean the tumor is producing the skin, or if you mean skin overlying the tumor is shed. If the latter, that may mean the tumor is growing and cutting off blood supply to the overlying skin--causing it to slough. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between a malignant and a benign tumor?

How can you tell the difference between a malignant and a benign tumor?

Biopsy: A biopsy is the only way to tell if a tumor is malignant. A pathologist will examine the cells under the microscope and decide. ...Read more

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Can a diagnosed benign tumor be found to be cancerous after it's removed?

Yes: When one removes a tumor, it is examined by the pathologists under the microscope. In addition, special stains are performed on the tissue to assess whether the tumor might be malignant. So, in certain instances, something that was thought to be benign, may, in fact, be a malignant cancer. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Benign Neoplasms (Definition)

A group of "new" growth cells that grow independently from normal tissue cells that are surrounding them. Benign neoplasms are typically slow growing, encapsulated and well differentiated. Benign neoplasms do not exhibit the classic signs that malignant neoplasms do, namely invasiveness, metastasis ...Read more


Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Benign Tumor (Definition)

A tumor by any other name is a growth. It can be either benign or malignant, differentiated based upon the potential to spread (a malignant tumor is, by definition, a cancer). The best way to determine this is by a tissue biopsy, but we can make better predictions based on the organ of origin, physical ...Read more