Benign Tumors

What are benign tumors?

A kind of noncancerous growths in the body are called benign tumors. They do not spread to the other parts of the body as the cancerous tumors do. Benign tumors may develop any part of the body. Most growths in the body are benign.

What are the causes of benign tumors?

The causes of tumors can be different. Cancer is not the cause of benign tumors. Though the underlying causes can be different, the process by which the tumors grow is same. In a normal person, the cells dive and refresh themselves naturally. As a result of this process, the dead cells disposed off naturally. When the dead cells remain uncleared, it may form a growth called a tumor.

What are the symptoms of benign tumors?

A benign tumor may show various symptoms which may vary according to the location. A benign brain tumor may cause symptoms such as vision trouble, headache, and fuzzy memory. However, here is a list of possible symptoms of a benign tumor:

  • Discomfort

  • Fatigue

  • Night sweats

  • Fever

  • Weight loss

  • Chills

  • Other symptoms

How are they diagnosed?

The first step is to decide whether the tumor is benign or malignant. The tests and methods for diagnosing benign tumors include:

  • Imaging tests:

  • CT

  • X-ray

  • Ultrasound

  • MRI

  • Biopsy

What are the treatment options for benign tumors?

In most cases, benign tumors don’t require treatments. The treatment option may vary according to the type and location of the tumor. Sometimes, the tumor growth can be tackled with medications. Some may need to be removed through a surgery.