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A tumor is a lump that grows under the skin or inside the bone. It grows slowly but steadily, usually without any pain.

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If the swelling does not get better after 5 days of antibiotics and heat treatment, it may be a tumor.


Do not waste any more medicine or any more time. A tumor may be cancer. Send for medical help. Surgery is needed to remove a tumor.

This page was updated:17 May 2024