In our bodies are trillions of cells, the basic units of life, constantly growing and dividing, replacing old ones that die. This growth and division is generally a well-regulated process. But sometimes, this process goes awry, leading to the formation of lumps or growths we call ‘tumors.’ Let’s explore the difference between the two main types of tumors: benign and malignant.

Firstly, let’s understand what ‘benign’ and ‘malignant’ mean. ‘Benign’ is when a tumor isn’t harmful, like cancer. ‘Malignant,’ on the other hand, is the term we use to describe cancerous tumors.

Benign tumor