Can cancer be malignant or benign?
Cancer by definition is malignant.
A tumour can be malignant or benign.
If you mean, "What is the worst : malignant or benign cancer?" the answer is Malignant. If a person has a tumor for instance, in the benign state it is virtually harmless, it means that the tumor would not be cancerous, but, when a tumor is malignant that means cancer has developed and is spreading to other parts/cells in the body. Hope that helps!
All skin cancers are malignant - that is what a cancer is, a malignant growth. There is no such thing as a "benign malignancy".
Cervical cancer is malignant as they invade tissues and organs
By definition CANCER is MALIGNANT - benign is NOT cancer, it is just a growth (tumor). There are three main characteristics typical of malignant (cancer) and benign (non-cancerous), for example: Malignant cancers are usually fast growing (as opposed to benign cancers which are usually slow growing); Malignant cancers invade the tissue, in fact the name cancer means "crab", because it invades the surrounding tissue and looks like a crab (benign cancers are usually encapsulated, therefore… Read More
There is no way for an individual to tell the difference between a benign and malignant cancer. A biopsy will have to be taken by a doctor and then sent off to the lab to determine what it is and if it is cancerous.
Benign is always better to have if one is to chose a cancer. Benign cancers are not all that problematic because they do not have the ability to metastasize
No, benign means a non-cancerous growth. Malignant, means cancerous.
No, cancer can be malignant or benign. If a doctor had just told you that you had cancer, it is likely he or she will need to do further tests to see what kind of cancer it is exactly.
if it is malignant, it is, benign, no.
It can be ...it is fatty tissue...benign or malignant.
If you are talking about cancer, essentially yes. Malignant means the cells are spreading to other parts of the body. (Bad.) While benign means it is contained in one area. (Less bad.)
The cancer had caused the cells to form a tumor; whether it was malignant or benign was unknown.
No. A benign tumour is any abnormal tissue mass that is not a cancer. They lack all three of the malignant properties of a cancer, i.e., they don't grow aggressively, they don't invade surrounding tissue and they do not metastasize.
Benign is the opposite of malignant
Neoplasia is an abnormal growth of cells. Neoplasia can be benign, where it does not invade other organs or tissues, or it can be malignant, where is can invade other organs or tissues. Cancer, is a malignant neoplasia. Therefore Cancer is a form of neoplasia, but neoplasia is not always Cancer.
Cancer is a disease that causes unusual cell growth in a part of the body. These growths are called tumors. The tumors may be benign (not cancer) or malignant (cancerous). Stomach cancer would be diagnosed if the abnormal malignant cell growth is happening on or in the stomach.
Chondrosarcoma most commonly affects the bones of the pelvis and hips. Bone cancer is a malignant (cancerous) tumor of the bone that destroys normal bone tissue. Not all bone tumors are malignant. In fact, benign (noncancerous) bone tumors are more common than malignant ones. Both malignant and benign bone tumors may grow and compress healthy bone tissue, but benign tumors do not spread, do not destroy bone tissue, and are rarely a threat to life… Read More
Tumors are of two types, benign or malignant. A benign tumor is not considered cancer. It is slow growing, does not spread or invade surrounding tissue, and once it is removed, doesn't usually recur. A malignant tumor, on the other hand.
benign means cancerous cell which cannot expand & malignant means cancerous cell which get expand. malignant is dangerous than benign.
A tumor is an abnormal mass found in tissue. Tumors may be benign or malignant depending on the growth and cancer.
Benign brain tumors sometimes become malignant
No, a neoplasm can be benign or malignant.
Most moles are benign, but atypical moles (dysplastic nevi) may develop into malignant melanoma, a potentially fatal form of skin cancer. Atypical moles are usually hereditary.
A neoplasm is an abnormal mass of tissue that results when cells divide more than they should or do not die when they should. A malignant neoplasm is cancerous, and may spread to other parts of the body. A benign neoplasm is not cancerous. It may cause problems locally, but does not spread. Benign means it is not long-lasting. If you are talking about neoplasms or cancers, Benign means the tumor cannot undergo metastasis, whereas… Read More
1. Benign tumour 2. Malignant tumour (cancer) 3. Due to another reason
A benign tumor is a non-cancerous tumor, whereas a malignant tumor is cancerous. Some benign tumors can become cancerous. That is the similarity.
Yes. Cancer is normally a growth of cells that can be either benign or malignant. As these cells generally have abnormal groths and can be found in the skin, cancer can in fact be found anywhere on the body.
There is no any specific demarcation to say whether it is benign or malignant. We have WHO grading system which tells us that only cellular features of malignancy are present. But there is no metastasis so i would say that it is benign with malignant potential.
The antonym for the word malignant is benign.
The opposite of malignant is 'benign'.
They may be either benign or malignant
The procedure is relatively common for treating diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease, benign or malignant polyps of the colon, and colon cancer.
Neither. A cancer (benign or malignant) are caused when your own cell's genes become dysfunctional and starts to undergo cell division rapidly. As a result, a tumor forms.
A benign tumor is a tumor that lacks all three of the malignant properties of a cancer. Thus, by definition, a benign tumor: # does not grow in an unlimited, aggressive manner # does not invade surrounding tissues # does not metastasize You can read more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benign_tumor
There is not a simple yes or no answer to this question. Some benign tumors may develop into malignant ("cancerous") tumors, but malignant cells that develop are benign cells that are taken over by cancer. Often the only way to diagnose a "benign" tumor as having become malignant is based on whether the tumor begins to invade other areas. A good example is the follicular adenoma of the thyroid. This is a benign encapsulated tumor… Read More
Malignant is cancerous and spreads throughout the body. Benign is not cancerous and can be removed most of the time without a spread of disease
Yes cancer cells are dangerous. Malignant cancer cells are the most dangerous as they can replicate and move to different parts of the body. Benign cancer cells are far less dangerous and don't replicate or move around the body.
"Benign" means "harmless" and is often used in reference to tumors that are slow growing, well encapsulated, and ultimately not malignant. Non-benign would typically mean malignant (cancerous).
Benign means innocent , non malignant.
Malignantis cancerous. Malignant tumors can invade and destroy nearby tissue and spread to other parts of the body. Benign is not cancerous. Benign tumors may grow larger but do not spread to other parts of the body.
A tumor just refers to an abnormal growth of cells that form a swollen growth. A tumor is not necessarily cancer. It may be benign or malignant.
Yes, cancers are, by definition, malignant tumours. So a malignant tumour is a cancer, a cancer is a malignant tumour. All malignant tumours are cancer, but not all tumours are malignant. Tumour can either be malignant (=cancer) or bening.
A malignant tumor is cancerous and is likely to be more harmful than a benign tumor.
The word benign means good while malignant means badly born. A benign tumor is not very serious and made be removed if it is in the wrong place but otherwise it causes no harm. A malignant tumor must be removed as it may spread and cause great harm.
Some are benign, and some are malignant. This is an issue for your doctor to deal with.
Yes they do. That's why they are called malignant. If they did not metastasize, they would be benign.
Benign tumors are not cancerous. Malignant means it is made up of cancerous cells. A benign tumor is an abnormal growth that is not cancerous in nature and cannot spread. Many conditions can cause a lump or growth that is not cancer. Although a benign tumor has no cancerous cells, it can still present problems depending on location. For example, if it is located in the head, it can cause blockage of blood flow to… Read More
A hypoechoic nodule is not necessarily cancer. A biopsy is done to determine if the nodule is malignant. Bilateral or multiple nodules are more likely to be benign. If the size of the nodule is large and bothersome, it is removed with surgery.
An irregular mass could be numerous things. Two examples are a malignant mass and a benign mass; malignant means this mass is from the result of cancer, while a benign mass is irregular but not cancerous. Irregular mass is a common term for abnormal cell growth, and only testing can verify whether the mass is cancerous or not. Ask your health professional for clarification.
Its a malignant tumor.