Of a kind or gentle disposition; gracious; generous; favorable; benignant.
Exhibiting or manifesting kindness, gentleness, favor, etc.; mild; kindly; salutary; wholesome.
Of a mild type or character; as, a benign disease.
1) Tumor or growth that is neither cancerous nor located where it might impair normal function. 2) Harmless.
essentially harmless; not progressing or recurrent.
Not a cancer.
Not malignant. A benign tumor is one which does not metastasize or invade tissue. Benign tumors may still be lethal, due to pressure on vital organs.
Used to describe a tumor that is neither cancerous nor capable of invading local tissue; for example, some types of moles or warts.
(be- nine): not cancer; not malignant.
A tumor that has no tendency to spread to other parts of the body (not malignant).
mild character of an illness; nonmalignant character of a tumor
A term used to describe a type of tumour which grows locally but does not spread through the body via the blood or lymphatic system
An abnormal growth which will remain localized and which will not spread by the bloodstream or lymphatics to other tissues or organs.
A growth that is not cancer.
(be nine´) • A tumor that grows to a certain size and then stops, uaually with a fibrous capsule surrounding the mass of cells. Benign tumors do not spread (metastasize) to other organs.
1) Refers to a tumor that does not invade other tissues and does not metastasize to other parts of the body. 2) Refers to an interstitial lung disease without any apparent symptoms or detectable changes in pulmonary function, e.g., siderosis caused by iron oxide.
of disposition or manner; "the benign ruler of millions"; "benign intentions"
cell changes that have nothing to do with cancer.
Benign tumours usually resemble the tissue of origin, remain localised and do not invade their surroundings. They may cause damage by local pressure or obstruction.
a cancerous growth that does not present a danger to other tissues.
A word to describe a non-malignant growth or mild illness.
a way to describe changed cells that are not inclined to spread to nearby tissue or other parts of the body.
not cancerous; does not spread to other parts of the body; the opposite of malignant
Not cancerous - not spreading, usually a more mild disease. Non-malignant. See also: Malignant
Generally used in defining lumps when they are not malignant.
Benign refers to the non-cancerous character of a growth in the body.
A swelling or growth that is not cancerous, and does not spread from one part of the body to another.
Harmless; not progressive or recurrent.
(buh-NINE): Not cancerous.
Not cancer; not malignant; main types of benign breast problems are fibroadenomas and fibrocystic changes.
a term used to describe non-cancerous tumors which tend to grow slowly and do not spread.
Not cancer. Not malignant . A benign tumor does not invade surrounding tissue or spread to other parts of the body. A benign tumor may grow but it stays put (in the same place). See the entire definition of Benign
An uncontrolled growth of cells that does not spread to other areas of the body.
a growth in the body that is not normal, but that is made up of non-cancerous cells, which can't spread to other parts of the body.
A tumour or growth that is non-cancerous. Outlook for recovery is favourable.
Non-cancerous and therefore not of immediate threat, even though treatment may be required.
A tumor which is not cancerous, a.k.a. malignant. Benign tumors do not spread.
Non-malignant; not life-threatening.
Harmless, opposite of malignant. (L. benignus= mild).
The opposite of cancerous; does not spread to other parts of the body.
bee-NI-en] The tendency to stay the same and not spread to other parts of the body.
Not cancerous; does not invade nearby tissue or spread to other parts of the body.
Not progressive, better known as not malignant or not aggressive.
Not cancerous. A benign tumour is a harmless growth, which may or may not be operated on.
Not malignant or cancerous.
Not cancerous or malignant. A benign tumor doesn't invade surrounding tissue or spread to other parts of the body. The tumor may grow but it stays in the same place.
A non-cancerous/malignant tumor.
a non-cancerous, non-spreading tumor that is generally not life threatening.
of a kind and gentle disposition; showing gentleness and mildness; tending to exert a beneficial influence; favorable; having little or no detrimental effect.
Not malignant; in reference to tumors, lacking the capacity to invade normal tissue and metastasize to distant sites.
Of no danger to health; not malignant: as in a benign tumor.
Not malignant (see below), not recurrent
used to describe a mass that is neither progressive nor has spread to other tissue. Most importantly, benign tumors are rarely a threat to life.
Usually used in the context of referring to tumors that are not cancerous.
non-cancerous; mild disease or condition that is not life threatening.
means not cancer; not malignant.
refers to a mild, non-lethal illness, especially a non-cancerous neoplasm. Contrast with malignant.
Benign is any condition which, untreated or with symptomatic therapy, will not become life-threatening. It is used in particular in relation to tumours, which may be benign or malignant. Benign tumours do not invade surrounding tissues and do not metastasise to other parts of the body. The word is slightly imprecise, as some benign tumours can, due to mass effect, cause life-threatening complications.
Benign is a term to describe something that will not cause cancer.
means non-cancerous. A tumor or lump that does not take over healthy cells or spreads to other parts of the body.
Non-cancerous or non-malignant (no cancer).
Used to describe a lump or other growth that is non-cancerous.
A term for a tumor that does not normally threaten a person's life (that is, a tumor that is not cancerous and does not spread to other parts of the body).
an abnormal growth that is not cancer and will not spread to other areas of the body
Non-cancerous and not capable of spreading to other parts of the body.
Not caused by cancer.
Not cancerous. Benign cells are not able to spread elsewhere in the body.
tumor A tumor that is not cancerous, which means it does not spread through the body, but may grow and become dangerous.
Non malignant (not cancerous)
may refer to a tumor or growth, meaning non-cancerous; in med-slang, refers to a person (usually a resident or attending) is who is generally kind in their treatment of med students and other lower-downs and means well when asking questions
In the medical sense, this tern means mild or not causing serious damage.
Not cancerous. Benign tumors or cells do not grow into surrounding tissue or spread to other parts of the body.
The mild character of an illness or the non-malignant character of a neoplasm.
Non-cancerous growth which may interfere with the function of some organ of the body but does not spread to other parts of the body
Not malignant, not cancer. A benign tumour is not capable of spreading
A tumor or growth that is not cancerous and will not spread to other areas of your body.
A non-cancerous condition. See Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy.
benign - malignant pleural mesothelioma.
Referring to abnormal cell growth that is not cancerous, i.e. not dangerous to health; not recurrent or progressive (especially of a tumor)
not cancerous. Benign tumors do not spread to tissues around them or to other parts of the body.
A tumour that is not cancerous and will not spread through the body
Benigno Of a mild type or character that does not threaten health or life a benign tumor. Having a good prognosis : responding favorably to treatment De poca gravedad, de curso favorable, carente de agresividad
Not recurrent or not tending to progress. Not cancerous.
not containing cancerous cells
Not progressive, nonmalignant, not cancerous.
An abnormal growth or tumor which is not cancer and does not spread to other areas of the body.
Harmless, not cancerous.
Not malignant (non-cancerous).
not malignant; not likely to cause death or deterioration
Not cancerous; cannot spread to neighboring tissue or other parts of the body.
Not cancerous. Making a Diagnosis
Non-cancerous (not cancer).
A term used to describe a tumor that is not cancerous.
Opposite of malignant. A benign tumour usually does not infiltration or metastasise and, although they may sometimes be of a considerable size, they are relatively easy to treat surgically, and may at times even be left untreated.
Not cancerous. Benign tumors may grow larger but do not spread to other parts of the body.
Describes a tumor that is not cancerous
A tumour that does not have cancer cells in it; that is, the tumour is not cancerous.
Non-cancerous. Used to refer to tumours that grow slowly in one place and, once removed by surgery, tend not to recur.
Of a disease, producing no persisting harmful effects. Tumour which does not invade other tissues (metastasize), having lost growth control but not positional control. AN malignant
Cells forming a tumor that will not continue to grow and are not presently cancerous. They cannot spread from their original site and reach the bloodstream or lymphatic system.
A tumor that may slowly increase in size but does not metastasize (spread). Treatment or removal (excision) is usually curative. Opposite malignant.
Not malignant, not cancerous.
Benign tumors (non-cancerous) that do not spread to tissues around them or to other parts of the body.
Not cancerous; cannot invade neighboring tissues or spread to other parts of the body.
Describing an abnormal growth that will neither spread nor recur after removal (compare Malignant, below)
Not cancerous; not life-threatening.
not malignant. A condition that is called benign may mean that the cells are different, but they are not malignant.
Tumors that do not spread beyond their local area
Not life-threatening, not cancer.
Not cancerous. A growth that is not cancerous
Not spreading, not malignant.
A tumor that is not cancerous. Benign tumors are rarely a threat to life and can usually be surgically removed.
Cells, or tumours, that are not cancerous or not malignant.
Describes a tumor that does not invade surrounding tissue (opposite of malignant) or any condition that does not cause harm.
"Non-cancerous. Refers to tumours which grow slowly in one place and which, once removed by surgery, tend not to recur." -- Clinical Standards for Breast Screening.
(of a tumor) Not malignant.
a tumor that is not malignant. Benign tumors can often be removed with surgery and usually do not recur.
Referring to a tumor containing cells that closely resemble normal cells. Benign tumors stay in the tissue where they originate. See also malignant.
Benign refers to a condition that should not become life-threatening. In relation to tumours, benign means not cancerous.
When used in a medical context, benign means non-cancerous.
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Benign can refer to any medical condition or anatomical malformation which, untreated or with symptomatic therapy, will not become life-threatening. It is used in particular in relation to tumors, which may be benign or malignant. Benign tumors do not invade surrounding tissues and do not metastasize to other parts of the body.