Tumors can be either benign or malignant. Benign tumors aren’t cancer, and they grow in only one place. They cannot spread or invade other parts of the body. Even so, they can be dangerous if they press on vital organs, such as the brain.

Benign Tumor Treatment often involves surgery. In addition, benign tumors usually don’t grow back.

These benign tumors include:

  • Aneurysmal bone cysts
  • Chondroblastoma
  • Enchondromas
  • Ganglion cysts
  • Nonossifying fibromas
  • Osteochondromas
  • Osteoid osteoma
  • Unicameral bone cysts

Aneurysmal bone cysts (ABC): An ABC is a cyst that is usually filled with blood.

Chondroblastoma: This tumor originates from cartilage and is often found around the knee.

Enchondromas: Enchondroma is one type of benign (noncancerous) cartilage tumor that appears on the inside of the bone.

Ganglion cysts: Ganglion cysts are fluid-filled lumps (cysts) that most commonly develop along the tendons or joints of your wrists or hands. They may also appear in your feet.

Non-ossifying fibromas: A non-ossifying fibroma is a tumor that consists mainly of fibrous tissue. It usually occurs in the thighbone or shinbone but may also occur in the upper extremities.

Osteochondromas: An osteochondroma can be one tumor on the growth plate or multiple tumors with varying locations.

Osteoid osteoma: A small bone tumor, an osteoid osteoma has a center of growing cells surrounded by thickened bone.

Unicameral bone cysts (UBC): A unicameral bone cyst (UBC) is a common, benign, fluid-filled lesion found almost exclusively in children.