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Benign Skin Lesions

Skin bumps can be benign or cancerous. This site covers the different types of benign lesions and how you can distinguish them from the cancerous ones.

Moles
Everyone gets moles, and almost everyone worries that their mole may be or turn into skin cancer. Take a look at these pictures of normal moles and you will see the wide variation in what normal moles look like.

Epidermoid Cyst
Epidermoid cysts are the most common type of skin cyst. They are also known as sebaceous cysts and they tend to occur more often on the face and upper trunk. Find out more about what causes epidermoid cysts and how they are treated.

Pyogenic Granuloma
A pyogenic granuloma is a rapidly growing lesion that bleeds easily. Learn more about what this lesion looks like and how it is treated.

Barnacles on the Skin
Find out more about these sometimes dangerous looking "stuck on" bumps on the skin from your About Dermatology Guide.

Basic Facts on Seborrheic Keratosis
This site gives an outline of facts on seborrheic keratoses.

Molluscum Contagiosum
These bumps look like a cross between acne and warts. They are common in children and caused by a virus. Find out more here from the American Academy of Dermatologists.

Noncancerous Skin Growths
This site from the Merck Manual gives examples of common skin growths that are not cancerous.

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