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Last edited at 10:38PM on 11/6/2012
OK!!!! Mass , tumor , Neoplasm, Neoplasia are similar terms and very often create confusion. We talk about a mass when clinically is suspected to be a Benign lesion. And a tumor when clinically is suspected to be a malignancy. Neoplasm is a lesion that we dont know that is Benign or Malignant. So a mass can be call a neoplasm, and a tumor can be call neoplasm too. Neoplasia is when the suspected mass or tumor is malignant
A mass and tumor are different. Cyst is a sac that can be filled with fluid, air or other material. This can be formed in any body part such as organs, soft tissues and even the bone. Many of the cysts are benign or noncancerous. On the other hand, a tumor is a mass of tissue that has grown abnormally. This can for in different parts of the body as well. A tumor can either be benign or malignant/cancerous.