BenignThe Latin word benignus came to our idiom What benign. It is an adjective that qualifies that or that which is compassionate, gracious, pious, or cordial. For instance: “I was lucky to meet a benign man who gave me shelter in his home”, “I thought he was going to try to make me feel bad again, but this time he called me for something benign”, “I believe that if you are kind, God will help you”.

Benigno also alludes to what is calm, serene, moderate or soft: “The climate in this city is benign, unlike the weather that we have where we live ”, “The authorities decided to modify the conditions of incarceration and now the suspect enjoys more benign conditions”, “I don’t like yelling at people, I prefer a more benign treatment”.

In the field of medicine, the idea of ​​benign refers to an injury or a disease that it has no gravity. Specifically, the notion is usually applied to the tumor that it is not cancerous (Since it is made up of cells similar to the usual ones, which do not spread throughout the body).

The benign tumorsTherefore, they are not aggressive or overgrowth. This means that they do not metastasize or invade adjacent tissues. They generally do not pose a serious threat to the Health, although they can generate complications. There are benign tumors that can develop into evil, and others that, as they grow, can compress an organ.

In more technical terms, the benign tumor is a class of neoplasm, that is, an anomalous mass of tissue that arises when the cells that compose it multiply at a rate above normal. Since in principle they do not entail complications, in most cases it is possible to live with them, although many people decide to undergo surgery to have them removed, either for cosmetic reasons or for fear that in the future they will become in evil.

BenignOne of the most common benign tumors is melanocytic nevus, a small, pigmented spot, with well-defined edges, that is made up of nevic cells and melanin. Among its most outstanding characteristics is that it can appear both in the epidermis and in the dermis or the tissue subcutaneous, as well as anywhere on the body. In everyday speech, it is known by the name of lunar.

The uterine myoma it is also a benign tumor. As its name implies, its developing it takes place in the uterus, more precisely in your muscle tissue. It should be mentioned that only 0.5% of these tumors become malignant (the so-called sarcomas). According to various statistical studies, it is believed to be more common in black women than white, over 35 years of age, a group in which it appears in one in four to five.

Actress and singer Julie Andrews, born in England in 1935, was the protagonist of one of the most regrettable stories of recent times. In 1997 they detected a benign nodule on the vocal cords; although they indicated that the surgery for its elimination it was not risky, a malpractice caused him irreparable damages that prevented him from singing again. A woman who had spent her entire life tackling pieces of music of varying difficulty, with a voice endowed with agility and brilliance, was limited to a few low notes for the rest of her life.

Finally, we can mention that Benign It is a masculine name whose saints are celebrated on February 13th. The Peruvian musician Benigno Ballón Farfán (1892-1957), the Spanish guerrilla Benigno Andrade (1908-1952) and the Argentine military Benigno Benjamin Villanueva (1815-1872) are some personalities who carried this Name.