A Tumor is an abnormal growth of body tissue and Tumors can either be cancerous (malignant) or noncancerous (benign). In general, Tumors occur when cells divide and grow excessively in the body. If the balance of cell growth and death is distributed, a tumor may form. Tumors cause due to problems with the body’s immune system, drinking too much alcohol, smoking, obesity, radiation exposure and genetic problems. Some of the common signs of Tumors include night sweats, loss of appetite, fatigue, fever, chills and many more.
HOW IS TUMORS DIAGNOSED?
The diagnosis of Tumors is done through X-rays and if it cannot give the Oncologist the full and correct picture, a CT scan may also be ordered. The doctor will have to also make certain that the tumor is not malignant.
HOW IS TUMORS TREATED?
Not all benign tumors need treatment. If your tumor is small and isn't causing any symptoms, your doctor may recommend taking a watch-and-wait approach. Some tumors will never need treatment. Tumor surgery is often done using endoscopic techniques, meaning the instruments are contained in tube-like devices. This technique requires smaller surgical incisions, if any at all, and less healing time.
DID YOU KNOW?
Treatment is not always necessary for Benign Tumors