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Can skin tags be cancerous? I have a skin tag on my eyelid, i was doing some research on the internet, and i read that sometimes skin tags are really the beginning stages of skin cancer. Is it standard procedure to do a biopsy when one is removed? .

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Dr. James Seward
Dermatology
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In brief: Skin

Skin tags are benign lesions; however, occassionally a skin cancer, wart, seborrheic keratosis, or other growth can look somewhat similar to a skin tag.
A dermatologist is trained to differentiate between lesions and help determine if there is any risk (and biopsy when necessary). I put up a picture of a skin tag below.

In brief: Skin

Skin tags are benign lesions; however, occassionally a skin cancer, wart, seborrheic keratosis, or other growth can look somewhat similar to a skin tag.
A dermatologist is trained to differentiate between lesions and help determine if there is any risk (and biopsy when necessary). I put up a picture of a skin tag below.
Dr. James Seward
Dr. James Seward
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Dr. John Kim
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Skin

Skin tags are not cancerous.
But if they are on your eyelid and interferes with your vision they should be removed.

In brief: Skin

Skin tags are not cancerous.
But if they are on your eyelid and interferes with your vision they should be removed.
Dr. John Kim
Dr. John Kim
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