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What does benign mean?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Benign, also called non malignant means not cancerous. Benign tumors may grow larger but do not spread to other parts of the body.

This answer is based on source information from National Cancer Institute.

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