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Benign Tumors

A benign tumor is a mass of abnormal cells, but unlike cancerous tumors, the cells don’t spread into other tissue. Benign tumors can form anywhere and are extremely common. Common types of benign tumors include:

  • Fatty lumps under the skin, also called lipomas
  • Irritating bumps under the skin, also called inclusion cysts
  • Adenomas which develop in organs and glands
  • Nevi tumors, a type of mole on the skin

Common Symptoms of the Disease

Benign tumors vary considerably based on the type and where they occur on the body. Some may cause no symptoms, while others, like uterine fibroids can be painful. Some internal benign tumors can restrict a blood vessel or press on a nerve. They may even cause symptoms that include:

  • Fatigue
  • Discomfort or pain
  • Unpleasant appearance
  • Irritation

Treatment Options

Sometimes benign tumors are removed because they can impinge on a nerve, an organ or a blood vessel. Some tumors have a negative cosmetic effect. There are so many different types of benign tumors that you will have to consult with your physician to know the best way to proceed with your particular case. Some tumors may be better off removed, while others may require a watch and wait approach.

Previous Page Last Review Date: April 17, 2020
Benign Tumors Team
Rodrigo Arrangoiz, MD, MS, FACS

Rodrigo Arrangoiz, MD, MS, FACS

Oncology Surgery
Hialeah 33016
Adrian Legaspi, MD, FACS

Adrian Legaspi, MD, FACS

Oncology Surgery
Hialeah 33016
Amit Vinay Sastry, MD

Amit Vinay Sastry, MD

Oncology Surgery
Hialeah 33016
Vanitha Vasudevan, MD, FACS

Vanitha Vasudevan, MD, FACS

General Surgery, Oncology Surgery
Hialeah 33016