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What are examples of common benign skin tumors?

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Some common benign tumors include:

  • Warts (skin tumor resulting from a virus)
  • Seborrheic keratoses (growths on the skin ranging from light skin color to dark brown)
  • Nevi (skin growths such as moles or birthmarks)
  • Dermatofibromas (scar tissue from an old bug bite or acne lesion)
  • Lipomas (normal fat in an abnormal location, most often from a traumatic injury)

From: Skin Cysts and Tumors WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "What's the difference between a tumor and a cyst> Could a cyst be cancerous?"

American Family Physician: "Common Benign Skin Tumors."

Venus M, Eltigani E, Fagan J. Annals The Royal College of Surgeons of England, September 2007.

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on January 15, 2018

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "What's the difference between a tumor and a cyst> Could a cyst be cancerous?"

American Family Physician: "Common Benign Skin Tumors."

Venus M, Eltigani E, Fagan J. Annals The Royal College of Surgeons of England, September 2007.

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on January 15, 2018

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