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Are acrochordons a malignant tumor or skin cancer?

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Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Neither

Acrochordons are a fancy name for skin tags, which are benign (not cancerous) growths that tend to occur as we age.
They can often be found on the neck, armpits, and groin-- pretty much anywhere where the skin tends to rub. No one knows what causes them, but they are definitely not dangerous. Many things can look like skin tags though, so best to see your dermatologist to check them out.

In brief: Neither

Acrochordons are a fancy name for skin tags, which are benign (not cancerous) growths that tend to occur as we age.
They can often be found on the neck, armpits, and groin-- pretty much anywhere where the skin tends to rub. No one knows what causes them, but they are definitely not dangerous. Many things can look like skin tags though, so best to see your dermatologist to check them out.
Dr. Margaret Mann
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Dr. Stanley Weiss
There are over a hundred sub-types of the virus, human papillomavirus (HPV). Some of these sb-types are associated with the development of these benign skin tags. Some persons with atopy (tendency to have allergies) also have increased tendencies to develop skin tags.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: No

Skin tags, acrochordons, are usually inconsequential.
You may wish to consult the following webpage for additional information. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1060373-overview.

In brief: No

Skin tags, acrochordons, are usually inconsequential.
You may wish to consult the following webpage for additional information. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1060373-overview.
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