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Benign tumors stays benign forever?

Benign tumors stays benign forever?

Depends on type: Most benign tumors stay benign. There are certain benign tumors that care rarely progress into a malignant growth. ...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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Where can I go to treat a benign tumor?

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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Do benign tumors arise by transformation?

Do benign tumors arise by transformation?

Yes: All tumors arise from normal pre existing cells that have undergone some form of transformation. Several oncogenes are turned on to present the benign as well as malignant lesion with immortality. In the case of the malignant tumor additional changes allow for matrix metalloproteinase to be produced to dissolve walls of blood vessels for metastasis and convert e-cadherin to small e cad. ...Read more

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Could benign tumors grow back within 3 weeks?

Occassionally: When a benign tumor is completely resected with margins it won't recurr. While such growths won't metastasize to distant sites, if incompletely removed they can recur within a few weeks of removal but not to the original size. Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans and desmoid tumors of the abdominal wall are frequently seen to recur if margins of resection are involved. ...Read more

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What is the most common form of benign tumors?

What is the most common form of benign tumors?

Mesodermal in origin: The most common tumor that is benign and virtually remains benign is the lipoma. These increase in number with age. Fibromas are similarly benign and remain as such though in going up the fibrous ladder, the fibromatosis are always benign such as plantar fibromatosis and dermatofibromas. Neuromas of peripheral nerves are also common and remain benign. ...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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Why do I have benign tumors in random places in my body?

Why do I have benign tumors in random places in my body?

Usually lipomas: Lipomas usually single at the beginning but eventually become multifocal in subcutaneous areas of the body. There is a growth factor that is released (FGF- 1) that stimulates appearance of growths. In vonRecklinghausens disease multiple neurofibromas develop over the skin from head to foot. In both situations, lipoma and neurofibroma if progression noted we see liposarcomas and neuroSa. ...Read more

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Will benign tumors grow and become serious later on in life?

They can: One example of a benign tumor that can grow and cause trouble is a meningioma. It can grow and compress the brain, sometimes leading to death. However, many benign tumors can be successfully removed surgically. ...Read more

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Could benign tumors grow and become serious later on in life?

Could benign tumors grow and become serious later on in life?

Terminology issues: The term malignant is used to describe a tumor known to spread to ; damage tissues ; organs to the point death is possible. Benign tumors are less worrisome. They tend not to spread, but someone may have many individual ones. Their location ; growth may produce problems for the patient. Transformation to a malignancy in unheard of for some benign lesions and rare for others. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could benign tumors grow back within 3 weeks?

Benign tumors: Depending on what benign tumor you are talking about, tumors can start to grow back. ...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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Could benign tumors still kill you?

Yes: Benign tumors, especially in the brain, can kill you as they can grow and damage adjacent brain or cause increased pressure on the brain. Benign lung or GI tumors can cause obstructive pneumonia or bowel obstruction with dire consequences. Benign tumors in virtually any organ can cause irreparable damage if growth is unchecked or the tumors are not removed. Expert consultation is important. ...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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Are benign tumors in the lungs rare?

Are benign tumors in the lungs rare?

No: Benign lung nodules are not rare and are found during routine chest x-rays or, more likely ct scans. The most common are hamartomas or adenomas that are totally innocent if they are in the outer lung as usual but can block a lung if they are in one of the bronchial tubes. Although, pet scans can help determine that these are benign, some require surgical removal to assure that they are benign. ...Read more

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Could benign tumors become malignant?

Could benign tumors become malignant?

Depends on situation: There is a middle ground between the common idea of benign (never harmful) and malignant (always harmful). Conditions like tuberous sclerosis can generate tumors that become destructive because of there location, like in the brain or heart. They don't have to travel there like some cancers, they can just pop up anywhere ; interfere with normal tissue. ...Read more

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Hello docs, is a benign tumor considered cancerous?

No: Benign tumor (non-malignant, non-cancerous tumors) can grow at many body sites. Tumors that are benign do not have the ability to spread to other parts of the body. In some instances benign tumors can cause health problems by growing to large sizes and pressing on adjacent structures such as nerves and blood vessels. It would be good to discuss your concerns with a physician. ...Read more

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What are the odds of benign tumors becoming malignant?

What are the odds of benign tumors becoming malignant?

Benign tumors: It really depends on the organ/tumor involved. Some benign tumors can become malignant but that's generally a rare occurrence. Speak with your doctor about your concerns. ...Read more

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Possible for benign tumors on the skull turn cancerous?

Possible for benign tumors on the skull turn cancerous?

Generally no: Benign tumors generally do not turn into malignant ones, having said that, there are enough exceptions that it is difficult to be specific without knowing what type of benign tumor on the skull you have in mind. ...Read more

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Are benign tumors in the lung a rare occurence?

Are benign tumors in the lung a rare occurence?

Benign tumors exist.: Lung cancer is the most common visceral cancer in the world today. Because of this, the presence of a mass lesion in the lungs is concerning. Importantly, not all lung tumors are malignant, and that is good news. The most common type of benign tumor is called a pulmonary hamartoma. These benign tumors account for about 10% of small solitary lung lesions identified by imaging studies. ...Read more

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Can benign tumors become fatal?

Not usually.: By definition a benign tumor is not aggressive, slow growing, will not spread to other sites, but could cause harm to surrounding tissues. So a benign brain tumor or heart tumor could eventually become life threatening if it was ignored, but that would be a very unusual turn of events. ...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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Do benign tumors turn into malignant tumors?

Do benign tumors turn into malignant tumors?

A few do: Almost all colon cancer arise in colonic polyps which start out as benign tumors. However, vast majority of benign tumor do not become malignant, e.g., moles and uterine leiomyomas. ...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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Were benign tumors possibly malignant at one time?

Possible, not likely: Benign tumors can turn malignant but malignant tumors would rarely, if ever, (i never say never!) become benign except as a result of total tumor destruction by chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Although all tumor is killed, there can be a residual smaller mass because of scar and other tissue. Such a "benign" tumor could sit stable for years and then regrow from residual "dormant" tumor cells. ...Read more

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Do benign tumors always turn into malignant tumors?

Do benign tumors always turn into malignant tumors?

Terminology issues: The term malignant is used to describe a tumor known to spread to & damage tissues & organs to the point death is possible. Benign tumors are less worrisome. They tend not to spread, but someone may have many individual ones. Their location & growth may produce problems for the patient. Transformation to a malignancy in unheard of for some benign lesions and rare for others. ...Read more

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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