The word "tumor" actually refers to any type of lump or swelling
in the body.
Although common parlance is to use the word "tumor" in relation to cancer,
cancer is only one type of tumor (i.e. a malignant tumor),
and other types include benign tumors, cysts, abscess, etc.
The word "neoplasm" is often used as the medical term for any cell overgrowth,
including benign neoplasm (non-cancerous) and malignant neoplasm (cancerous).
Any type of tumor needs prompt professional medical investigation.
Conditions list: The list of conditions in the Tumor group includes:
- Benign tumor (type of Cancer)
- Malignant tumor (type of Cancer)
Treatments for Tumor: Various information is available about treatments available for Tumor, or research treatments for other diseases.
Statistics and Tumor:
Various sources and calculations are available in statistics about Tumor,
prevalence and incidence statistics for Tumor,
and you can also research other medical statistics in our statistics center.
Last revision: June 23, 2003
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