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A 22-year-old female asked:

Can hard subcutaneous nodules(around 1 cm each)on lower legs, that slightly itch and blackened skin and slight swelling of legs be symptoms of cancer?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Chevies Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
There are many: Types of cancer but in your age group i would not jump to that conclusion? You likely had two sebaceous cysts or someting benign. Get seen but cancer is very low probability. Good luck.
Dr. James Gulley
Hematology and Oncology 27 years experience
Yes: They are probably not cancer but certainly could be. You should have this checked out by your physician. If you have problems with your immune system, there is a type of cancer called kaposi's sarcoma that can look like this.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 18 years experience
See your doc: Any new skin lesions should be brought to the attention of your friendly dermatologist.
Last updated Sep 29, 2016


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