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Benign tumours

Tumours are abnormal growths in the body. They can be either benign or malignant (cancerous).

Benign tumours are not cancerous and only grow in one place. They can't spread or invade other parts of the body, but can be dangerous if they press on vital organs, such as the brain. Treatment for benign tumours usually involves surgery. Once treated, benign tumours don't usually grow back.

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Last reviewed: July 2016

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Keratoacanthoma - Skin Cancer Clinic

A Keratoacanthoma is a rapidly growing benign tumour that may look very similar to an SCC (Squamous Cell Carcinoma).

Read more on My Skin Check website

Pyogenic Granuloma - Skin Cancer Clinic

Pyogenic Granuloma is a common benign growth that is likely to cause concern, and may cause troublesome bleeding.

Read more on My Skin Check website

Neurofibroma - Skin Cancer Clinic

Neurofibroma commonly occur as a solitary mobile soft skin-coloured lump. Multiple neurofibromas may be part of the genetic condition Neurofibromatosis.

Read more on My Skin Check website

Infantile Haemangiomas

Infantile haemangiomas are the most common benign growths of infancy and childhood, affecting 2.6 to 4% of babies by 6 weeks of age.

Read more on Australasian College of Dermatologists website

Haemangiomas | The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

Read more on Sydney Children's Hospitals Network website

Birthmarks in babies, children and teens | Raising Children Network

Birthmarks include Mongolian spots, caf-au-lait macules, port wine stains, salmon patches, stork marks and infantile strawberry haemangiomas. Read more.

Read more on Raising Children Network website

Pituitary tumour

Generally, pituitary tumours are benign (not cancerous) and slow growing, and pituitary cancers are rare. Benign tumours don’t spread to other parts of the body, so there is no chance of secondary tumours developing. Treatment may include surgery, radiation therapy and medication.

Read more on Better Health Channel website

Lipoma | myVMC

Information on the symptoms, treatment and diagnosis of lipomas, usually benign tumours of fatty tissues which have no known cause.

Read more on myVMC – Virtual Medical Centre website

Benign Disease - Targeting Cancer

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Molar Pregnancy (Gestational Trophoblastic Disease, GTD) | myVMC

Gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD), also known as molar pregnancy, are benign or malignant, pregnancy-related tumours, arising in placental tissues.

Read more on myVMC – Virtual Medical Centre website

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