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A growth that may be malignant or nonmalignant, good or bad, fast- or slow-growing. The term indicates the unusual presence of a type of tissue (group of cells) in an area in which it is not commonly found in most individuals. The word tumor is another term the author considers a “wastebasket” term. For example, melanoma, a tumor, may kill a person. As well, a benign mole on the tip of the nose or the on the front of the knee can be considered a tumor, although it will not harm anyone. It is important to know that the word tumor does not necessarily mean something is deadly or even harmful to life.

See Also:

* Lymphedema

* My Life with Lymphedema and lymphoma

* Axillary node biopsy

* Sentinel node biopsy

* Small Needle biopsy

* Lymphoscintigraphy

* Arm or leg swelling after cancer

* Arm Lymphedema

* Leg Lymphedema

Cervical cancer, breast, ovarian cancer

Secondary Lymphedema in the cancer patient

Kidney and Renal Cancer

Hodgkins Disease or Hodgkins Lymphoma

Gynecological cancer

Leg Lymphedema Gynecological Cancer

Kaposi's Sarcoma

Skin Cancer

Colon Cancer

Prostate Cancer


Male Breast Cancer

Leg Swelling

Arm Swelling


Breast Cancer

glossary/tumor.txt · Last modified: 2012/10/16 14:40 (external edit)