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Can a skin cancer lump leak small amounts of blood and pus?

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Dr. Aasim Sehbai answered

Specializes in Medical Oncology

Skin cancer : Rarely it can, mostly sign of an infection like a carbuncle, folliculitis, skin abscess or pemphigoid.

Answered 10/3/2020

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Dr. Carlo Contreras answered

Specializes in Surgical Oncology

Unusual: This sounds more like a sebaceous cyst then it does skin cancer. Certain types of skin cancers when they get large can get infected and can have drainage of blood and pus. You should have a complete physical exam to figure out the reason for this drainage.

Answered 1/5/2019

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Dr. Travis Kidner answered

Specializes in Surgical Oncology

It is possible: It is possible. Best to bring this lesion to the attention of your friendly dermatologist.

Answered 7/31/2017

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