Entry from British & World English dictionary
(Of a tumour) benign; not cancerous.
- They will find that ‘cancer’ does not include many kinds of non-malignant tumour.
- The former power engineer said his skull remained weak after two operations to remove non-malignant tumours and he was undergoing further tests after doctors raised fears of a third.
- Richard Davis, 53, of London, enjoyed bridge, the cinema and meals out before taking medication for a non-malignant pituitary gland tumour.
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