Benign Tumors of the skin

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Treatment for Skin Tumors in Bangalore

Skin tumor is an abnormal growth of a tissue which can range from a small lesion to a large mass. These can be benign (non cancerous and non harmful) or malignant (cancerous and harmful). Benign tumors, unlike cancerous tumors, don’t spread (metastasize) to other parts of the body. Though skin tumors can appear at any age, it is more common in elderly people. Most of the benign tumors are asymptomatic and cause no harm even if left untouched.

Common benign skin tumors

  • Nevus or Moles
  • Corns and Warts
  • Lentigo and freckles
  • Seborrhic keratosis and DPNs
  • Acrochordons or skin tags
  • Lipomas
  • Sebaceous cysts
  • Dermatofibromas
  • Pyogenic granulomas
  • Epidermoid cysts
  • Cherry angiomas
  • Pyogenic granulomas

Clinical features

The skin tumors depending on the types mentioned above have different presentations. Most of the lesions being asymptomatic present as mere growth on the surface of skin or beneath the skin as a lump. The color of the lesions can vary from black to skin colored to red color. Few lesions mimic malignant (cancer like) tumors. Very few benign lesions present unusually and can turn into malignant.


Most of the benign lesions are diagnosed clinically, though few may need to be investigated by histopathology. Since few lesions mimic malignant conditions, it is often safe to get the condition evaluated by a dermatologist. Since the lesions are asymptomatic, the lesions can be either left untouched or can be removed depending on the type of tumor and symptoms or due to cosmetic concerns.

Various modalities to remove the lesions are
  • Electrocautery
  • Radiofrequency
  • Chemical peels
  • Surgical excision
  • Cryotherapy
  • LASER.
  • Doctors at 4 Senses Clinic take history patiently, examine the patient thoroughly and diagnose the condition with minimal and necessary investigations. After finding out the root cause of problem, they provide accurate treatment. The doctors also counsel on how to prevent further recurrences. If you are looking at treatment for skin tumours, contact  Call:6366494494

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