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Is a seborrheic keratosis is a malignant skin cancer tumor or benign?

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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dr. M. Christine Lee
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Premalignant

It is considered a pre-malignant condition.
These are risk for developing into squamous cell carcinoma.

In brief: Premalignant

It is considered a pre-malignant condition.
These are risk for developing into squamous cell carcinoma.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Benign

Seborrheic keratosis is not associated with cancer.
However some of these lesions can be very difficult to distinguish from cancer, so make sure that you are getting a complete skin exam by and experienced physician.

In brief: Benign

Seborrheic keratosis is not associated with cancer.
However some of these lesions can be very difficult to distinguish from cancer, so make sure that you are getting a complete skin exam by and experienced physician.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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