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

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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Devon Webster
Dr. Devon Webster
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
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In brief: Malignant

The two terms malignant and benign are medical terms and they are often confused with each other. The fact is that they are poles apart in meaning.
Malignant means that the affected cells in the body are cancerous. The tumors which are malignant can attack the tissues lying the surrounding region and spread in the body. The only are way to tell malignant from benign is a biopsy.

In brief: Malignant

The two terms malignant and benign are medical terms and they are often confused with each other. The fact is that they are poles apart in meaning.
Malignant means that the affected cells in the body are cancerous. The tumors which are malignant can attack the tissues lying the surrounding region and spread in the body. The only are way to tell malignant from benign is a biopsy.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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