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?
Diagnostic tests in the laboratory can determine a benign tumor. The health practitioner will begin with a physical examination and details of medical history. He may suggest tests which include ultrasound, X-ray, CT scan, MRI and Biopsy to further detect the tumor.
HOW IS BENIGN TUMORS TREATED?
Not all benign tumors need treatment. If the doctor sees the need for treatment it includes: 1. Surgery to remove the tumour 2. Radiation therapy
DID YOU KNOW?
The tumour should be removed before it causes damage to surrounding tissue.