Tumor is an abnormal mass of tissue. Tumors are a classic sign of inflammation, and can be benign or malignant (cancerous). There are dozens of different types of tumors. Their names usually reflect the kind of tissue they arise in, and may also tell you something about their shape or how they grow. A tumor does not mean cancer - tumors can be benign (not cancerous), pre-malignant (precancerous), or malignant (cancerous). There are many different types of tumors and a variety of names for them - their names usually reflect their shape and the kind of tissue they appear in. Put simply, a tumor is a kind of lump or swelling, it does not necessarily pose a health threat.
HOW IS TUMORS DIAGNOSED?
An oncologist diagnosis a tumor by the following tests:
• CT scans
• MRI scans
HOW IS TUMORS TREATED?
The treatment for these tumours depends on the kind of tumour one has. Some benign ones go away on their own, especially if they are small in size. The others require surgical procedures and radiation and chemotherapy to if they are cancerous.
DID YOU KNOW?
Even post removal of these tumours regular checkups are advised to ensure that they don't recur as relapse chances are high.