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Can you tell the difference between benign and malignant skin lesion by how fast it grows?

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Dr. Mark Taylor
Dermatology
5 doctors agree

In brief: No

Go see a dermatologist for a correct diagnosis and treatment.

In brief: No

Go see a dermatologist for a correct diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. Mark Taylor
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
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In brief: Benign vrs malignant

1.A benign tumor doesn’t grow abnormally and is not harmful in the long run.
2.A malignant tumor has cancer cells which are active and grow abnormally.3.A malignant tumor will require aggressive treatment methods but a benign tumor becomes fine in one surgical intervention.4.The tumor which is pre-cancerous can have the potential to be malignant but its present state is a matter of concern.

In brief: Benign vrs malignant

1.A benign tumor doesn’t grow abnormally and is not harmful in the long run.
2.A malignant tumor has cancer cells which are active and grow abnormally.3.A malignant tumor will require aggressive treatment methods but a benign tumor becomes fine in one surgical intervention.4.The tumor which is pre-cancerous can have the potential to be malignant but its present state is a matter of concern.
Dr. Michael Fisher
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology

In brief: No

But rapid growth is much more common with cancers.
One of the fastest growing cancers is the keratoacanthoma which can attain a giant size in a short time but is easy to cure and not lethal.

In brief: No

But rapid growth is much more common with cancers.
One of the fastest growing cancers is the keratoacanthoma which can attain a giant size in a short time but is easy to cure and not lethal.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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