PREVIOUS QUESTION:

 

NEXT QUESTION:

 

What are skin tumors?

ANSWER

Skin tumors are abnormal growths of tissue that can be malignant (cancerous) or benign (harmless). Skin tumors become extremely common as people get older.

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

NEXT QUESTION:

What are examples of common benign skin tumors?

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

    This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.

    Other Answers On: