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Are dermatofibromas dangerous?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Dermatofibromas are almost always harmless. The most serious symptom is minor itching. In some cases, dermatofibromas may become irritated (if, for instance, clothing rubs against one). The important thing to know is that dermatofibromas are not an early form of skin cancer. If you don't like the way a dermatofibroma looks, a doctor can remove it.

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