What's Benign About Benign Tumors?
February 27, 2004 6:56 PM Subscribe
What's so benign about benign tumors? What are they, anyway? All definitions I can find simply offer "the opposite of cancerous tumors." In my book, the opposite of a cancerous tumor is no tumor at all. What makes benign tumors form? Can't they pose some threat, based on where they appear? How similar are they to cancerous tumors, given the differences in the way they grow and spread? Science folk, don't spare the horsepower. I may very possibly be able to keep up with you.