What is a benign tumor?

A benign tumor is any abnormal but noncancerous mass in your body tissues. The growth doesn’t help or benefit your tissues in any way, but it doesn’t necessarily cause harm, either. Because it’s not cancer, the growth does not spread or destroy neighboring tissues. It may or may not need treatment—though Dr. Robert Parker will monitor these tumors to make sure they don’t become malignant or cause problems.

Some tumors do get in the way of normal function. They can grow in places that weaken or aggravate your tissues. They may also press against nerves or blood vessels and cause damage that way. If a benign tumor is causing pain or other problems for your lower limbs, it will need to be removed to protect your feet. Make sure any unusual lumps or bumps in your feet and ankles are thoroughly evaluated. Don’t wait and put up with pain or risk your growth changing from benign to malignant! Let our team at Parker Foot & Ankle help. Call our Houston office at (281) 497-2850 or use our website to request an appointment with us. 

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Dr. Parker is a podiatrist and surgeon in Houston, TX who has been helping patients for more than 40 years.