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Solid Tumors

Overview:

A solid tumor is defined as an abnormal mass of tissue that usually does not contain cysts or liquid areas. Solid tumors may be benign (not cancer), or malignant (cancer). Different types of solid tumors are named for the type of cells that form them. Solid tumor cancer treatment is what most people think of when they think of “cancer” in general. When we think of breast cancer, lung cancer, colon cancer, etc., these are “solid tumors.” Solid tumors may be benign or malignant and can necessitate various types of treatment depending on their makeup and composition

Who treats solid tumors?

Medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgical oncologists.

Treatment options:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Surgery

Source: National Cancer Institute


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