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A 30-year-old member asked:

Could this little black skin bump be a tumor?

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Dr. TRUC DAO
Dr. TRUC DAOanswered
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Skin cancer?: If it is new, and grows fast, and the border is very irregular, the surface color can be not uniform (black-red-black, or just dark black..), then it most probably is skin cancer.
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 45 years experience
It could...: ...But it could be other things, such as a small pool of blood called a "venous lake." remember that not all tumors are dangerous; most are not, actually. But someone (preferably a dermatologist) needs to look at it to give you a definite answer.
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Last updated Jul 5, 2012

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