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Benign vs. Malignant Tumors

Your cells contain their “instructions” in their DNA, which includes areas that help cells grow and divide properly. However, should this information become disrupted, cells can grow rapidly and out of control, leading to the development of tumors. These tumors can be malignant (cancerous) or benign.

Doctors and researchers are learning more about tumors, which sometimes allows them to pinpoint the exact cause of a tumor’s growth. One common product that has been linked to benign liver tumors is oral contraceptives, specifically YAZ, Yasmin, and Ocella. If you now suffer from benign liver tumors as a result of taking YAZ, Yasmin, or Ocella, you should contact a YAZ lawyer from Williams Hart today at 800-761-3187.

Benign Growths

Benign tumors are not cancerous, meaning that they do not have the ability to grow and spread to other parts of the body. Usually, they grow slowly when compared to cancerous tumors. However, benign tumors are not completely harmless. They can grow very large, and they can press on your blood vessels, nerves, and other organs, which can disrupt the functioning of each of these parts. In fact, benign growths actually result in about 13,000 deaths each year in the United States.

Malignant Tumors

Malignant tumors are the abnormal growths associated with cancer. These types of tumors can metastasize, or spread from one area of your body to another via the blood or lymph system. Over time, this can disrupt the functioning of vital organs and may eventually become fatal.

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While benign tumors are not as dangerous as malignant tumors, they can still cause problems with the normal functioning of your body. Frustratingly, the common birth control pill YAZ has been shown to cause benign liver tumors. If you believe you now have liver tumors as a result of taking YAZ, Yasmin, or Ocella, you should contact a YAZ lawsuit attorney from Williams Hart at 800-761-3187 today.

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