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View in Spanish: Tumor benigno

Benign tumor (beh-NINE TOO-mer)
A growth that is not cancer. It does not invade nearby tissue or spread to other parts of the body.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.