When should benign tumors be removed?
Morteza Dowlatshahi, MD
Radiation Oncology
Benign tumors should be removed when they're causing symptoms like pain or a limiting of motion, says Morteza Dowlatshahi, MD, from Regional Medical Center of San Jose. Learn the other circumstances they should be removed in this video.
Even though a benign tumor won't cause your body harm, it may still require removal. Some benign tumors obstruct and disrupt vital biologic processes merely by being there, so removal will help your body function best.

Benign tumors don't have cancer cells, but they can still be dangerous and need to be removed. That's because some tumors can grow large enough to block the pathway of important nutrients or put pressure on critical organs.

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