In medical terminology, neoplasia is described as abnormal tissue growth as a result of the rapid division of mutated cells. Normally, the body’s cells multiply, divide, and extinguish in an orderly manner. Although cells normally divide quickly when the human body is growing, when it reaches adulthood, cells typically only do this as needed when cells die or become injured and require replacement. This is regulated by the body’s unique genetic code contained within the DNA. Neoplasms, or the abnormal tissue that is the result of neoplasia, are often seen in various forms of cancer as a malignant growth. The cells within a neoplasm have mutated and no longer respond to the instructions given by host DNA. They multiply rapidly and don’t die when they ought to, resulting in the unregulated growth of abnormal tissue — in other words, a tumor. While neoplasms are frequently seen with malignancy, they can also be benign or precancerous.