noncancerous

adjective
non·​can·​cer·​ous | \ˌnän-ˈkan(t)s-rəs, -ˈkan(t)-sə-\

Definition of noncancerous 

: not affected with or being cancer noncancerous patients noncancerous tumors

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Patients who need to have one or both ovaries removed may have endometriosis, ovarian cancer, noncancerous ovarian tumors or cysts, an ovarian torsion (a condition in which the ovary twists), or an abscess in the area, the Mayo Clinic explains. Korin Miller, SELF, "Lena Dunham Reveals She Had Surgery to Remove an Ovary That Was 'Encased in Scar Tissue'," 17 Oct. 2018 Other eye conditions are related to UV exposure, including the noncancerous growths known as pinguecula and pterygium. Jill U. Adams, courant.com, "For Your Eyes: Sunglasses Even On A Cloudy Day," 31 May 2018 Other eye conditions are related to UV exposure, including the noncancerous growths known as pinguecula and pterygium. Jill U. Adams, courant.com, "For Your Eyes: Sunglasses Even On A Cloudy Day," 31 May 2018 Other eye conditions are related to UV exposure, including the noncancerous growths known as pinguecula and pterygium. Jill U. Adams, courant.com, "For Your Eyes: Sunglasses Even On A Cloudy Day," 31 May 2018 Other eye conditions are related to UV exposure, including the noncancerous growths known as pinguecula and pterygium. Jill U. Adams, Washington Post, "Why it’s important to wear sunglasses on both cloudy and sunny days," 26 May 2018 At first, though, I was left with an oblong mole — a noncancerous one, thank goodness — with an obvious demarcation where it had been stitched together (pictured below). Marci Robin, Allure, "Beauty Mark Makeover: Why I Chose to Reduce the Size of My Mole Instead of Getting It Removed," 13 July 2018 In March, Kevin Cole — today’s leading piano interpreter of music by George Gershwin and contemporaries — endured an eight-hour surgery to remove a noncancerous tumor from his brain. Howard Reich, chicagotribune.com, "Gershwin master Kevin Cole reclaims the piano after surgery," 1 July 2018 Doctors not involved in the first lady’s care said embolization is commonly used to remove a type of noncancerous kidney tumor called an angiomylipoma. Washington Post, BostonGlobe.com, "Trump says first lady had four-hour procedure," 8 June 2018

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noncancerous

adjective
non·​can·​cer·​ous | \-ˈkan(t)s-(ə-)rəs \
variants: or non-cancerous

Medical Definition of noncancerous 

: not affected with or being cancer : not cancerous noncancerous patients noncancerous tumors

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