A 22-year-old female asked:
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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?

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Dr. Chevies Newman
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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.
Answered on Apr 6, 2013
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Dr. James Gulley
26 years experience Hematology and Oncology
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.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
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Dr. Travis Kidner
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
See your doc: Any new skin lesions should be brought to the attention of your friendly dermatologist.
Answered on Sep 29, 2016

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