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A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
No: No. Often sk's appear/increase as people age.

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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
27 years experience in Dermatology
Benign: Sk's are easily confused for skin cancers due to their large size, irregular shape, and being multicolored. A trained dermatologist can easily spot th ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Yes: Hoping it's not actually an acral-lentiginous melanoma, which is common at this site. Best wishes.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
44 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Shea Butter perhaps: Shea butter is used as a base for medicinal ointments. Some of the isolated chemical constituents are reported to have anti-inflammatory, emollient an ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Chandler
32 years experience in Ophthalmology
Non-cancerous growth: Seborrheic keratosis is a noncancerous (benign) wart-like growth on the surface of the skin. It is common after age 40 and is of unknown cause, but it ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faramarz Hidaji
28 years experience in Cosmetic Surgery
Benign growths: Seborrheic keratoses are waxy, wart-like lesions that grow on the skin of folks in their 50s and above. They rarely can become malignant. If they are ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
49 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Destruction: These can be scraped off the skin but will usually return. They can be inhibited sometimes with topical corticosteroids but most often they are remov ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Rauen
14 years experience in Ophthalmology
Barnacles: Barnacles or senile warts. These are benign.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
44 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Cryosurgery: When correctly diagnosed, no treatment is necessary. There is a small risk of localized infection caused by picking at the lesion. If a growth becomes ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Spencer
35 years experience in Dermatology
Brown warty bumps: Common harmless growths that can appear anywhere on the skin, primarily in older adults. Usually a tan to dark brown color with a warty surface, may b ... Read More
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