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What is the difference between Tumors and Polyps?

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B. Lucian

B. Lucian

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Answered Jun 05, 2020

The term tumor refers to the formation of an abnormal mass of tissue in any part of the body. Tumors are a result of abnormal growth of the neoplastic cells. Basically, tumors can be classified into three; they are; benign tumors, premalignant tumors, and malignant tumors. Benign tumors don't usually result in serious complications when they are removed, and they equally don't form cancer. Normally, premalignant tumors don't usually lead to cancer by invading the neighboring tissues, but they can lead to cancer the moment they are exposed to certain signals.

Malignant tumors can cause complications, and they are as well fatal. They can form cancer by invading the neighboring tissues. Polyp, on the other hand, refers to abnormal growth of tissue protruding from a mucous membrane. When polyps are formed, they occur in different sizes. Depending on how they form, polyps can be classified as nasal, digestive, urinary, and cervical polyps. Unlike tumors that do not cause bleeding, polyps can lead to bleeding.

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Answered Jun 03, 2020

The word tumor is procured from the Latin word for swelling, and swelling is one of the significant symptoms of inflammation. The term tumor refers to the solid or fluid-filled cystic lesion, and tumors often form an atypical mass of tissue. The malignancy risk for tumors is high. Three stages and levels group them, and there are benign tumors, premalignant tumors, and malignant tumors. Polyps represent abnormal growth of tissues projecting from mucous membranes.

They can cause heavy bleeding, which could lead to anemia. There are three different areas where polyps appear. This area includes colorectal, nasal, cervical, and endometrial. They may vary in size or appearance, and they are diverse in shape. They look sort of like a wart, and they can also look like a cheery on a stem or a fig.

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