A tumour is usually characterised by a growth of cells in an abnormal way. This growth has no purpose. A benign tumour is one that does not infect or invade the surrounding tissue and is a non cancerous growth without any serious implications. It may be caused due to genetics, stress, environmental pollutants, a bad diet and other such reasons.
HOW IS BENIGN TUMORS DIAGNOSED?
A visit to the oncology department will help in the diagnosis of the benign tumour. Usually, a biopsy as well as various lab tests and an ultrasound will be required to depict a proper picture. The diagnosis also depends on the location of the tumour. The oncologist may also conduct imaging scans for diagnosis.
HOW IS BENIGN TUMORS TREATED?
Not all benign tumors require treatment, for small tumors doctors would recommend a wait-and-watch approach. Tumor surgery is often done by endoscopic techniques using tube like devices. For inaccessible tumors radiation therapy may be performed.
DID YOU KNOW?
Benign tumors if left untreated should be under regular medical check to ensure it is not growing further