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Could cancer cause a pilonidal cyst?

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Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not typically.

But in very rare cases a chronic inflammation (like from a pilonidal cyst) can result in skin damage which could turn into cancer.

In brief: Not typically.

But in very rare cases a chronic inflammation (like from a pilonidal cyst) can result in skin damage which could turn into cancer.
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management

In brief: Not likely

Cancer is not in general related to a pilonidal cyst formation

In brief: Not likely

Cancer is not in general related to a pilonidal cyst formation
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: No

If there's a little cancer in your pilonidal cyst (and it can happen, though unlikely, if things have been bad there for a while), the pathologist will find it.

In brief: No

If there's a little cancer in your pilonidal cyst (and it can happen, though unlikely, if things have been bad there for a while), the pathologist will find it.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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