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Spot appeared near previous surgery. CYST/CANCEROUS?

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have a spot that appeared on my thigh, appeared several weeks ago.
iv attached a photo of it, it appeared near the scar of a previous surgery.

is this just a cyst or is it cancerous?

what was the cause of it?


Category: Dermatologist

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Category: Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon
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Thanks for posting your query at
I can understand your concern. I reviewed the picture.

Its a dermatofibroma which is a skin tumour which is benign.

The treatment for it would be excision by your doctor. It may in rare cases turn malignant hence its best to visit your doctor to get it excised. After excision it can be sent to be examined under the microscope.

Please let me know if you have any queries.
Take care

Patient replied :

Are you sure it is harmless? How quick can it be removed clinacilly?

Thanks for your reply.

At present it seems harmless but as I mentioned it could turn malignant in rare cases.

It can be excised in an hour by an experienced doctor. It can be sent for testing.

Take care

Dr. Kruti Jobanputra Banodkar
Category: Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon
Diploma in Dermatology - Royal College Of Physicians & Surgeons Of Glasgow, UK , 2010
Residency - DNB, Dermatology -  K.J Somaiya Hospital, Mumbai, 2009
Medical School & Internship - MBBS - Dr. D . Y . Patil Medical College, Mumbai, 2004
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