Neoplasm – causes, side effects and treatments at NaturalPedia.com

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Neoplasm, also known as tumor, is an abnormal mass of tissue that occurs when cells divide more than they should or do not do when they should. Neoplasms may be benign, premalignant, or malignant.

Benign neoplasms are non-cancerous forms of tissue proliferation, such as skin moles, lipomas, or uterine fibroids. These neoplasms do not turn cancerous and are not usually life-threatening. However, depending on its location, a benign growth may cause signs and symptoms if it presses on vital neighboring structures, such as glands or nerves. A benign neoplasm tends to grow more slowly than a malignant tumor and cannot invade surrounding tissue or spread to other areas of the body. The cause of benign neoplasm is often unknown. However, there are factors that can play a role in the growth of neoplasms. These factors include exposure to radiation or environmental toxins, genetics, diet, stress, inflammation, infection, and local trauma or injury.

Premalignant or precancerous neoplasms are masses that have not yet become cancerous, but can potentially become cancerous if they are not treated. In some cases, they eventually go away by themselves. However, there are also instances wherein they pass on mutations and new cells gradually become increasingly abnormal until they eventually turn cancerous. Types of premalignant neoplasms include hyperplasia, atypia, metaplasia, and dysplasia.

Malignant neoplasms are neoplasms that have turned cancerous. They have these distinct features: abnormal cell growth; ability to invade other tissues; and ability to spread to distant organs through blood vessels or lymphatic channels. If left untreated, they continue to quickly divide and multiply in an uncontrolled and abnormal way.

Known side effects of neoplasm

Not all tumors, benign or malignant, have side effects. Depending on the location, neoplasm may cause chills, discomfort or pain, fatigue, fever, loss of appetite, night sweats, and weight loss. If a tumor occurs in the brain, headaches, vision trouble, and fuzzy memory may be experienced. If it develops near the skin or in an area of soft tissue, such as the abdomen, the mass may be felt by touch.

Body systems harmed by neoplasm

The body systems harmed by neoplasm depend on the location where it developed.

List of foods or nutrients that prevent neoplasm

There is no information on what foods or nutrients prevent neoplasm.

Treatments, management plans for neoplasm

Natural treatments for neoplasm include essiac tea, turmeric root, blackstrap molasses, apple cider vinegar, serrapeptase and castor oil. Other treatments include surgery to remove the neoplasm, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy.

Where to learn more

Summary

Neoplasm is an abnormal mass of tissue that occurs when cells divide more than they should or do not do when they should.

Neoplasm may be noncancerous, precancerous, or cancerous.

Neoplasm causes chills, discomfort or pain, fatigue, fever, loss of appetite, night sweats, and weight loss.

Neoplasm can be treated with surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy.

Sources include:

Cancer.gov

News-Medical.net

Healthline.com

EarthClinic.com



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