Tumors, also called neoplasms, are masses of tissue that grow in many different parts of the body. They are considered to be abnormal. Generally tumors are solid, although at times they are filled with fluid. Tumors are generally linked with a number of diseases, but they do not always pose serious threat to a person’s health. Tumors that are benign are unable to metastasize, this means that they cannot spread. Tumors which are cancerous are known as malignant tumors. Some malignant tumors are: germ cell tumors, lymphomas, carcinomas and others. Some benign tumors are as follows: , fibroids, hemangiomas, adenomas, lipomas etc.
HOW IS TUMORS DIAGNOSED?
Another type of tumor, called the premalignant tumor, is a type of tumor that is not yet malignant but has the possibility to become so.