4 doctors weighed in:

Which types of tumors are cancerous?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Malignant

By definition, malignant tumors are cancerous.
A tumor is just an abnormal swelling - many times it is benign (no serious, imminent concern). But if it is found to contain cancerous cells, it is then malignant.

In brief: Malignant

By definition, malignant tumors are cancerous.
A tumor is just an abnormal swelling - many times it is benign (no serious, imminent concern). But if it is found to contain cancerous cells, it is then malignant.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Thank
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Uncontrolled tumor

Tumors that for some uncclear reasons- have lost their control mechanism within the cells- thus grow more rapidly and have the capacity to invade the adjacent organs and spread beyond the primary organs- are cancerous.

In brief: Uncontrolled tumor

Tumors that for some uncclear reasons- have lost their control mechanism within the cells- thus grow more rapidly and have the capacity to invade the adjacent organs and spread beyond the primary organs- are cancerous.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Thank
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology

In brief: Cancers &

Tumors each grow locally, causing pressure and symptoms, but cancers have cellular abnormalities under the microscope and pathology, but clinically tend to travel (metastasis) to other organs.

In brief: Cancers &

Tumors each grow locally, causing pressure and symptoms, but cancers have cellular abnormalities under the microscope and pathology, but clinically tend to travel (metastasis) to other organs.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Steven Seres
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
17 years in practice
497K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors