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Benign Soft Tissue Tumors

A benign tumor can form in any tissue in the body. This includes muscles, blood vessels, nerves, tendons and fat. When these tumors are not cancerous they are called benign soft tissue tumors. There are more than 50 different types of these tumors. Some of them do not cause any problems, while others can grow quickly and cause causing pain and other problems. 

None of these tumors spread to other parts of the body, but you might need surgery to remove them. Your doctor can help you decide on the best treatment.