Benign Tumor Vs Malignant Tumor : Know the Fact

Once a tumour is diagnosed in anyone body, there is a quick response from the patient, which is mentally, emotionally and physically alarming. One can be terrorised when the term tumour is posed before them especially when we encounter benign or malignant tumour. The two differ in many ways, however, most importantly their difference is being non cancerous and cancerous respectively. Understanding the way these tumours grow would recognize the prognosis of different steps would need in order to correct the imbalance that causes the same and the amount of impact it will have on the future health. Now, let us understand the difference between the two types of tumours in the following paragraph as under:

Benign Tumour

These types of tumours are often non cancerous in nature. It is very much similar to the cancer since the growth come along due to the result of abnormal cells. But unlike any other cancer tumour, it is simply unable to spread the other kinds of areas of the body and it will not impact to any nearby tissues. It carries enough which stays at the point of its growth. However, in terms of fatality, these tumours are not lethal or unhealthy though the location of this tumour may cause problems. The mass of the tumour would add pressure over the primary nerve along with the main artery, which compresses the brain content and hence even the benign tumour can be problematic. Some of the probable causes to this tumour include traumatic injury over the tumour location along with the chronic inflammation, which gives undetected infection.

Benign Tumours and its Common Types

The benign tumours are found with different types, however, the following are the common types:
  • Adenomas (covers the organs and glands)
  • Meningiomas (covers the brain and spinal cord)
  • Fibromas/ fibroids (mostly seen over woman’s uterus)
  • Papillomas (seen over the skin, cervix, breast & mucus membranes)
  • Lipomas (are the fat cells)
  • Nevi or moles
  • Myomas or the muscle tissues
  • Hemangiomas or the blood vessels and skin
  • Neuromas or the nerves
  • Osteochondromas or bones
The treatment for these types of tumours would depend upon the location, symptoms and causes of the same. However, when you compare the treatment of benign tumour with the malignant tumour, the former is simple to treat, while its prognosis is often favourable.

Malignant Tumour

It is a cancerous tumour as the term malignant comes from a Latin word meaning badly born. These types of tumours have the capability to multiply uncontrollably and thus spread at various organs within your body. These are formed due to the abnormal called, which are very much unstable and passes through the blood stream, lymphatic system and circulatory system. These do not carry any adhesion molecules in order to anchor the original growth of the location wherein the benign tumours are present. The causes to the same can vary from one place to other. Some of the factors that are responsible for these tumours include obesity, alcoholism, smoking, environment pollution, poor diet, household toxins, etc.

Malignant Tumours and its Common Types

There are two most common types of malignant tumours present, which are as under:
  • Sarcoma (a fat seen over tendon and cartilage)
  • Carcinomas (found over the organs like prostate, lung, cervix, etc)
Malignant tumours do not have any kind of symptoms at one go, however, the first indication, which at times isn't proper for you could be due to the detection owing to the painless lump. These tumours are elastic in nature that can become large before it finally gets detected. As these grow the patient end ups feeling the symptoms like pain and general soreness over the location. There are several ways of preventing the same, which include boosting up your immune system the best.

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About Heaven Heritage

Heaven Heritage an Independent health researcher and American author, had done MA in English literature. He loves to explore and write about health condition, treatment all around the globe.Currently lives in Nigeria - Logas, helping the victim to evaluate their disorders. His articles are well-researched and published on several websites.
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