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The term “adenoma” comes from the Greek words “adeno-” meaning gland and “-oma” meaning tumor. An adenoma is a benign (non-cancerous) tumor that arises from glandular tissue or tissue that forms glands. These tumors are typically slow-growing and are confined to a particular area. They do not invade surrounding tissues or spread to distant sites (a process known as metastasis).

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