B2007: Are You Benign Or Malignant?

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Before this, I mentioned how cancers are tumours that aggresively displace the healthy cells in the body. This is called a malignant tumour. Malignant tumours and cancers are interchangable, although scientists and doctors prefer to use the term malignant tumour so that isn’t not to be confused with another form of tumours – the benign tumours.

Benign tumours are growths that are not aggresive. They grow slowly and don’t spread to the rest of the body and don’t usually do anything unless press against some part of the body that spits out hormones and causes it to spit out more hormones or block those important tubes in the body.

While benign tumours aren’t life threatening, they can be precursors of malignant tumours. If you find them, it’s a good thing because it usually means that it can be removed just in case it becomes trouble.

Just make sure you go to your doctors for this. A kitchen knife, some whiskey, needles and thread may work on TV, but they don’t really do justice when it comes to real like. At least, not it you want to live long enough to see it be successful.

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