Definitions

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  • adj. That is not cancerous; benign

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Examples

  • Benign (noncancerous) growths of the bones called osteomas

    Familial Adenomatous Polyposis

  • Patients with PHTS disorders usually develop multiple benign (noncancerous) growths known as hamartomas in different areas of the body.

    PTEN Hamartoma Tumor syndrome

  • In their most recent study, published in the Jan. 12 online issue of the Journal of Applied Toxicology, the group looked at breast tissue from 40 women who had a mastectomy between 2005 and 2009 because they had breast cancer to see if they could find parabens in the noncancerous breast tissue.

    Susan M. Love: Parabens and Breast Cancer: A New Study Brings More Questions Than Answers

  • The FDA estimated that about 10% of women undergoing a mammogram are called back for additional testing for abnormalities that are noncancerous.

    FDA Approves 3-D Mammography System

  • The FDA said the studies showed doctors obtained a 7% improvement in their ability to distinguish between cancerous and noncancerous cases using the 3-D images compared to viewing 2-D images alone.

    FDA Approves 3-D Mammography System

  • Our experts in the fields of orthopaedic surgery, pediatric oncology, musculoskeletal radiology and pathology treat both benign (noncancerous) and malignant (cancerous) bone and soft tissue tumors.

    Our Services

  • The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has a long history of outstanding care for children and adolescents with bothmalignant (cancerous) andbenign (noncancerous) tumors of bones and soft tissues.

    Musculoskeletal tumors

  • But, with conventional two-dimensional imaging, an estimated 10% of women must endure additional testing because an initial screening exam found abnormalities that were later determined to be noncancerous, the agency said.

    FDA approves first 3-D mammogram device

  • Worse, a 2004 study estimated nearly 10 million women had still received a Pap, which only checks for signs of cervical cancer, after losing their cervix to a hysterectomy for noncancerous reasons.

    Cancers May Be Found, Treated Too Early

  • Ostensibly, they're stimulated to do so by the adjacent noncancerous stroma cells.

    Targeting Cancer Gangs

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