Types of Skin Tumors:
- Seborrheic Keratosis
in Fargo, North Dakota
Although the term ‘tumor’ is usually associated with cancerous activity, many different skin growths can be categorized as tumors that are harmless. These can happen for many different reasons and can require professional treatment to prevent them from growing back. Dr. Ness can recommend your best options for treatment at our Fargo office.
What is a Skin Tumor?
A skin tumor is an abnormal tissue growth that can either become cancerous or remain harmless. These types of growth are more common in adults, and most people get some form of abnormal skin growth in their lifetime. There are many different types of skin tumors that can appear.
What Causes Skin Tumors?
The actual cause of some types of skin tumors is unknown to scientists and dermatologists, but it is apparent that they are based on genetics and heredity. However, growths like warts can be caused by a virus, while moles can be caused by a buildup of pigment in the skin.
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How are Skin Tumors Treated?
Since skin tumors are so common, often times treatment is not required. But, some can grow and become a bigger problem or become malignant. During a consultation with Dr. Ness, you can discuss your treatment options and ways to prevent further growth. Some different types of treatments include:
- Curettage: Scraping away tissues using a special tool and anesthetic
- Surgical Excision: Removing the growth through a short surgical session
- Cryosurgery: Liquid nitrogen is used to freeze the skin tissue and remove the tumor.
Skin Tumor Maintenance
Because there are many different causes of skin tumors, there is no single way to prevent them from forming. However, if you’ve been experiencing reoccurring growths, Dr. Ness can recommend the best ways to prevent them from coming back using our in-house products or prescribed medications.
Schedule a Consultation
Skin tumors can be painful and require treatment to improve your quality of life. To begin discussing your treatment options and see how you can prevent more skin growths, schedule a consultation with Dr. Ness at our Fargo office. To schedule a consultation, we invite you to call or book directly online.