Tumors or growths in the head and neck area may be divided into those that are benign (not cancerous) and malignant (cancerous). Fortunately, most growths in the head and neck region are considered to be benign. These benign growths can be related to swellings, infection, fluid collections, inflammation or tumors that are non life-threatening. The malignant growth, may be life-threatening and cause other problems related to the growth and the spread. Most benign and malignant growths in the head and neck are treatable.
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