Does a benign tumour exhibit similar symptoms to a malignant tumour?

In some ways, occass. Tumor simply means growth. The simple definition of "malignant" includes the ability to invade and metastasize. If a tumor does not have both of those characteristics than it is not malignant. That being said, a benign tumor can grow to large sizes or be in a location that could give the same symptoms as a malignant growth in the same location. There are many examples.

Related Questions

What are the differences between a benign tumour vs a malignant tumour?

Aggresiveness. In general the terms malignant vs benign refer the tumor's propensity to extend out from the central tumor and metastasize to lymph nodes and through the circulation to other places. Some benign tumors (like fibroids) can still be troublesome and all patients with malignant tumors - like melanoma - need to have treatment options discussed. Read more...

Can a benign tumour exhibit similar symptoms to a malignant one?

Well.... They could both grow to a large size and cause local damage and even death but malignant tumors would behave more aggressive locally and of course, they can spread (metastasize). Read more...

Could a benign tumour exhibit similar symptoms to a malignant one?

Yes. Benign or malignant, a mass can obstruct the gut or some other hollow organ, compress the nearby brain, become infected or necrotc, produce a troublesome hormone, or simply announce itself as a palpable mass in the breast, or on under the skin, or in a bone. Read more...