Tumor Overview

A tumor is a solid lump found in body tissue. Tumors need to be classified as either benign tumors (non-cancerous) or malignant tumors (cancer). Benign tumors are generally better than malignant tumors, but they are not always harmless: benign tumors can sometimes grow and press on important body structures. Any tumor needs to be distinguished from a variety of other types of lumps and bumps in the body, such as cysts, abscesses, bruises, masses, scar tissue, angiomas, swollen lymph nodes, and many other lumps. Read more about: Lumps, Cancer

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