Cancer is the abnormal growth of cells in the body which divide uncontrollably forming tumours. Tumours are lumps or growths.

Not all tumours are cancerous. Tumours can be classified as either benign or malignant according to the type of cell from which the tumour formed after undergoing a biopsy procedure.

What is the difference between benign and malignant tumours?

Benign tumours:

  • Do not invade surrounding tissue
  • Do not spread to other parts of the body
  • Cells are not cancerous
  • Slow growing
  • Capsulated
  • Cells are normal

Malignant tumours:

  • Cancerous cells
  • Can spread to other tissue
  • Can spread to other parts of the body
  • Fast growing
  • Non capsulated
  • Cells have an abnormal shape
Vector isolated illustration of malignant and benign tumor in healthy tissue. Spreading of cancer cells, tumor development. Medical infographics for poster, educational, science and medical use.

There are more than a 100 types of cancer that may affect humans with varying symptoms depending on the type.

This page has been specifically created to give you an understanding of the most common types of cancer, the various diagnostic techniques, treatment options and the available facilities for cancer patients at Mediclinic Middle East.

This page also includes inspirational stories from patients who have gone through this journey, in addition to messages from our medical team. 

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