8 doctors weighed in:

Is seborrheic keratosis a malignant skin cancer tumor?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Sk's are nonmalignant tumors, nor are they premalignant.
They often grow on sun damaged skin, so they often show up in the same areas which are at risk for skin cancers. Sk's require no treatment. See a md for eval & diagnosis.

In brief: No

Sk's are nonmalignant tumors, nor are they premalignant.
They often grow on sun damaged skin, so they often show up in the same areas which are at risk for skin cancers. Sk's require no treatment. See a md for eval & diagnosis.
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Dr. Michael Thompson
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

No. Often sk's appear/increase as people age.

In brief: No

No. Often sk's appear/increase as people age.
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

No, it is not.

In brief: No

No, it is not.
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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