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benign tumor

[be-nine too-mer] an abnormal growth that is not cancer, so it does not invade into nearby tissues or spread to other areas of the body. Some benign tumors can still cause health problems. See also tumor.

Types of brain and spinal cord tumors in adults | American ...

... brain or spinal cord are rarely considered benign (non-cancerous ... Gliomas
are not a specific type of brain tumor. ... term for a group of tumors that start ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/braincnstumorsinadults/detailedguide/brain-and-spinal-cord-tumors-in-adults-types-of-brain-tumors

What is cancer? | American Cancer Society

... In most cases the cancer cells form a tumor. ... Not all tumors are
cancerous. Tumors that aren't cancer are called benign. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/braincnstumorsinadults/detailedguide/brain-and-spinal-cord-tumors-in-adults-what-is-cancer

What is cancer?

... In most cases the cancer cells form a tumor. ... Not all tumors are
cancerous. Tumors that aren't cancer are called benign. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/braincnstumorsinchildren/detailedguide/brain-and-spinal-cord-tumors-in-children-what-is-cancer

What is a soft tissue sarcoma?

... Fibromatosis is the name given to fibrous tissue tumor with features in between
fibrosarcoma and benign tumors such as fibromas and superficial ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/sarcoma-adultsofttissuecancer/detailedguide/sarcoma-adult-soft-tissue-cancer-soft-tissue-sarcoma

Benign breast conditions: Not all lumps are cancer

... If a benign tumor is large, it may change the breast's size and ... Depending on
the type, size, and number of benign tumors, doctors may recommend ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/examsandtestdescriptions/forwomenfacingabreastbiopsy/breast-biopsy-benign-breast-conditions

Phyllodes tumors

... Phyllodes tumors (even benign ones) can ... For this reason, they are treated
by removing the tumor and at least a 1 cm (a little less than ½ inch ...

http://www.cancer.org/healthy/findcancerearly/womenshealth/non-cancerousbreastconditions/non-cancerous-breast-conditions-phyllodes-tumors

What is cancer?

... In most cases the cancer cells form a tumor. Some cancers, like leukemia,
rarely form tumors. ... Tumors that aren't cancer are called benign. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/pituitarytumors/detailedguide/pituitary-tumors-what-is-cancer

How are pituitary tumors treated?

... Nearly all pituitary tumors are adenomas (benign tumors). ... Treatment for pituitary
tumors may include ... Medicines that block tumor hormone secretion ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/pituitarytumors/detailedguide/pituitary-tumors-treating-general-info

What is ovarian cancer?

... It is a benign tumor that usually affects women of reproductive age (teens ... These
tumors or cysts can contain different kinds of benign tissues ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/ovariancancer/detailedguide/ovarian-cancer-what-is-ovarian-cancer

What are brain and spinal cord tumors in children?

... But both benign and malignant tumors can be ... hemisphere depend on where
the tumor develops ... Tumors of the cerebellum can cause problems with ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/braincnstumorsinchildren/detailedguide/brain-and-spinal-cord-tumors-in-children-what-are-brain-and-spinal-tumors