02 May 2022, Monday

Are Benign Tumors Cancerous?



A Benign Tumor may not be a serious issue. However, it might be risky when it attacks the major parts of our body, such as the brain, blood vessels, and nerves. It happens when the development of abnormal sales serves no purpose. A benign tumor is not cancer like a malignant tumor. The way cancer spreads in the body Benign Tumor does not spread like that.

The Tumor can develop in your skin, mouth, uterus, and foot areas. They might also grow in the internal organs such as the Liver, Brain, and colon. However, it can be operated by surgeries without any tissue damage. Meditation and Radiation can also be good options to treat it.

What is a Benign Tumor?

A Benign Tumor is a condition when multiple new cells produce while the older ones are not dying. It is a slow-growing process that does not harm the other body parts.

It usually seems smooth with a regular border. Most Benign tumors do not need any treatment. But over time some Benign Tumor can become cancer.

Some reasons help to form benign tumors such as:

  • Exposing radiation
  • Low diet
  • It could be genetical
  • Too much stress
  • Trauma and injury

What are the Symptoms of a Benign tumor?

Most benign Tumors are non-painful, but they may be painful sometimes. So, it is good to consult with a bone doctor about it. However, there are some early symptoms of this health issue. They are:

  • Feeling pain and discomfort.
  • Irrelevant weight loss.
  • Do not feel to eating, decrease in appetite.
  • Feeling weak.
  • Night sweats are also common symptoms.
  • Fever with chills.

How is a Benign Tumor diagnosed?

Various diagnoses operate on benign tumors. Your doctor will first examine you by asking about the symptoms. However, it is also necessary to identify the tumor whether it is Benign or Malignant. The identification will happen in the labs and it is the main key to dealing with it.

So, it is always recommended to consult with your doctor. There are many diagonal processes to finding internal benign tumors that are:

  • X-Ray
  • St scans
  • Ultrasounds
  • MRI scans
  • Mammograms

Apart from this doctor also ask for a blood test to check for any cancer marks or not. In another way, doctors also ask for a biopsy to identify the tumor location. Many tumors are easy to deal with like skin tumors while others are tough to handle.


    How is a benign tumor treated?

    The best way to treat benign tumors is surgery. This will help to operate it without damaging the nearby tissues. However, with moles or fibroids, it may spread the whole-body parts. So, it is important to monitor it through meditation.

    Therefore, it will not be risky for cancer. Most benign tumors are noncancerous. They don’t need any treatment unless it is painful.

    Can benign tumors be cancerous?

    Most benign tumors are harmless. However, it can be harmful over time, and high risk on the mark of cancer. Some benign tumors with specific types can develop as malignant tumors. This needs surgical treatment and close monitoring. It is also recommended by doctors to remove it.

    There are many types of benign tumors. Most of them are not cancer but rare of them are. Therefore, a chain of abnormal cells that build up are benign tumors. However, Malignant tumors are cancer.

    When should I seek medical care for a benign tumor?

    As it is a nonserious condition so there is no need for treatment. It will not damage other parts of your body. Most benign tumors are not harmless and can be carried throughout life in most cases. The doctor waits and watches as it should not harm your health.

    When this tumor causes painful symptoms then it is recommended to take medical care. If it is unchecked then it becomes large and causes medical completion. The benign tumor can become large in the form of a lung tumor which can cause breathing problems. However, this needs serious medical care.

    Doctors recommended surgery as the best option to remove it. They also can be treated by Radiation therapy.


    1. Why do these tumors form?

    The actual reason to grow this tumor is unknown. However, it can happen when the body abnormally produces multiple cells. On other hand, Cells are balanced in our bodies.

    When old cells die new cells take their place. But when this normal growth is interrupted forms a tumor.

    2. Why and when do benign tumors need treatment?

    Benign tumors are not a serious issue. But they need to treat as they might become large and painful or make medical completion.

    They also might be responsible for internal organ damage. So, if any problematic symptoms happen then consult with a doctor to revive from this medical problem.

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    Dr. Chetan Anchan

    MS - Orthopaedics, Diploma in Orthopaedics,

    FCPS - Mid. & Gynae, MBBS

    About Author - Dr. Chetan Anchan is an expert and well known orthopaedic surgeon and oncologist from Mumbai. He has a vast experience in treating all types of Malignant and Benign, Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors, and Skeletal Metastases.

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