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How are keratoacanthomas treated?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
A doctor may treat a keratoacanthoma by trimming or scraping it away from the skin. A keratoacanthoma is a flesh-colored or reddish growth that can occur on skin that has been exposed to the sun. A keratoacanthoma may disappear on its own. Some doctors consider keratoacanthomas to be a form of skin cancer. If you have a keratoacanthoma, your doctor may recommend removing it.

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