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Is Seborrheic Keratosis A Malignant Skin Cancer Tumor
Skin is the largest and one of the most complex organs in the body composed of hundreds of different structures. Nearly any of these elements can degenerate into cancer. However the three most common are: basal cell, squamous cell and melanoma which occur in that order and degree of aggressiveness. Although heredity plays a major role, sun exposure and tobacco use & ...Read more
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 the difference but very confusing for patients and other doctors. People can have hundreds or even thousands of sk's on their body and they are all benign. But having these cover the body may make it difficult to monitor for skin cancers. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Seborrheic keratosis: Appropriate skin hygeine is the answer along with the appropriate soap and medication. Consulting with a dermatologist to initiate the therapy would be in order. ...Read more
Seborrheic keratosis: A seborrheic keratosis usually appears as a brown, black or pale growth on the face, chest, shoulders or back. The growth has a waxy, scaly, slightly elevated appearance. Occasionally, it appears singly, but multiple growths are more common. Seborrheic keratoses don't become cancerous, but they can look like skin cancer. They are genetic so you can not stop them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 in a troublesome area, they can be removed quite easily. ...Read more
Can seborrheic keratosis appear as a tiny black, slighty raised dot? I have one, which I've scratch a tinier black dot off & it grew back twice.
It's possible: It's possible that a seborrheic keratosis can appear as a tiny black raised dot. They tend to recur after being scratched off. However, other growths can have these characteristics as well, such as moles or skin tags. Although more rare, skin cancers can behave like this. I would recommend having it evaluated by a dermatologist. ...Read more
My dad has a 5mm light brown warty looking thing on his arm that appeared seemingly overnight. He's 57. Hasn't grown since. Seborrheic keratosis?
Seborrheic Keratosis: A seborrheic keratosis usually appears as a brown, black or pale growth on the face, chest, arms, shoulders or back. The growth has a waxy, scaly, slightly elevated appearance. Occasionally, it appears singly, but multiple growths are more common. Seborrheic keratoses don't become cancerous, but they can look like skin cancer. Yes, the lesion is most likely a seborrheic keratosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doc said I have a seborrheic keratosis on my back.Sending me to derm in 3 wks.I now have itching/tingly below & to left of the sk.Is this related?
My boyfriend did a biopsy and was diagnosed seborrheic keratosis instead of HPV wart which was a good news but is it still dangerous for me?
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 removed by freezing the area with liquid nitrogen (superficial destruction) which then forms a scab like area which falls off as it heals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The term malignant can be used in several medical contexts, but is primarily used to describe cancers. More dangerous and disorderly than the benign growth of cells, malignant cells have developed genetic changes that can allow it to invade other tissues in an unregulated way. These tumors can later spread, or metastasize, to other parts of the body and ...Read more
Melanoma iscancer of melanocytes. Melanocytesare cells that produce the dark pigment, melanin, which is responsible for the color of skin. These cells predominantly occur in skin, but are also found in other parts of the body, including the bowel and the eye (see uveal melanoma). Melanoma can originate in any part of the ...Read more
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