The abnormal growth of cells that serves no purpose is called a tumor. A benign tumor is one that is not cancerous, so it does not spread into the nearby tissue or other parts of the body. Benign tumors do not usually cause issues, but sometimes, they form on structures like blood vessels or nerves. In these cases, they need to be removed. Drs. Jenson and Edwards can remove benign tumors in Orem, Utah. There are many different types of benign tumors that arise in the body. The following are some of the most common:

  • Adenomas: Benign tumors that start in the epithelial tissue of a gland
  • Fibromas: Tumors of fibrous or connective tissues that can grow in any organ. They commonly grow in the uterus.
  • Hemangiomas: A buildup of blood vessel cells in the skin or internal organs. Hemangiomas are a common type of birthmark.
  • Lipomas: Tumors that grow from fat cells. They are the most common benign tumor in adults and are often found in the neck, shoulders, back, or arms.
  • Meningiomas: Tumors that develop from the membrane that surrounds the brain and spinal cord.
  • Myomas: Tumors that grow from muscle.
  • Nevi: Growths on the skin that range from pink and tan to brown or black in color.
  • Neuromas: Tumors that grow from the nerves.
  • Osteochondromas: The most common type of bone tumor.
  • Papillomas: Tumors that grow in the epithelial tissue and protrude in finger-like fronds.

Contact Kraig Jenson, PC, Dermatology Center today to learn more and to schedule an appointment with our dermatologists.