The Difference between Benign and Malignant Tumor Part Two

As pointed out in the previous writing, there are two main types of tumors: one is known as malignant and the other one is benign. A benign tumor is one which does not invade its surrounding tissue or spread throughout the body, while the malignant one is tumor which may invade the surrounding tissue or spread around the body.

I sometimes compare benign tumors to some gentle European bees that particularly do not bother people or cause them harm. If you get too close, you may get stung, though, but that is rather rare. Similarly, benign tumors on very rare occasion may actually be dangerous and life-threatening, yet as a general rule of thumb, are not nearly as dangerous as are the malign tumors. The malignant tumors are like killer bees. You do not even have to do anything to them or get anywhere close to the hive, and they will simply spread out and attack you, or perhaps even kill you, if they are so aggressive.

Well in case your doctor has determined that you have malignant tumor that means that is potentially cancerous. The word malignant comes from Latin word, which means “badly born”. This particular type of tumor has the ability to multiply, to spread or metastasize to varied parts of the body and invade the nearby tissue. Malignant tumors are created from abnormal cells that are highly unstable and travel through the blood stream, circulatory system and lymphatic system. Malignant cells do not have some chemical adhesion molecules to anchor them to the initial growth area which benign tumors have.

There are in fact various suspected causes of cancer-some are even widely accepted by the medical community, while others are not. Smoking, obesity, alcohol consumption, heavy metal exposure, environmental pollution, and poor diet, as well as household toxins are just a few culprits which may lead to cancer in your body.

The Most Common Types of Malignant Tumors

  • Sarcomas, which constitutes connective tissues such as tendon, muscles, cartilage, and fat.
  • Carcinomas, which includes organs and gland tissue such as cervix, breast, lung, prostate, and thyroid.

Malignant tumor may not have symptoms initially and the first indication that something is not right may be the detection of painless lump. These kinds of tumors are elastic, which enables them to grow quite large before they are detected. Since they grow and begin to press against organs, nerves and blood vessels, pain and common soreness at the area may occur.

Pre-Cancerous Tumors

Precancerous tumors fall between the benign and malignant type of tumor. These types of growth have the indication of being malignant but have yet to be apparent. They are not likely to be characterized as markers to be malignant unless there are irrepressible cell growth ensuing.

Prevention to Benign and Malignant Tumors

The more you are aware of the required prevention, the better you can guard against all tumor growth in your body. Boosting your body’s immune system through diet, healthy lifestyle, and exercise choices are your primary lines of defense. You can explore some of the other articles on how you can cancer-proof your body.

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