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Benign

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Not cancerous. Not malignant. Benign tumours are not able to spread to tissues around them nor to other parts of the body.

Source: GreenFacts

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Usually a mild disease or condition that is not life threatening. They tend not to reoccur once surgically removed. They can reach large sizes and can become a problem if they exert pressure on organs. Benign tumours occurring in the brain can be fatal.

Related words:

Cancer - Malignant - Tumour

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Español: Benigno
Français: Bénin

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