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What is a keratoacanthoma?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
A keratoacanthoma is a type of skin growth. Keratoacanthomas usually appear on patches of skin that have been exposed to sunlight. Keratoacanthomas can grow to be about an inch in diameter. They often disappear on their own over the course of a few months. Some doctors consider keratoacanthomas to be a type of skin cancer. See your doctor if you have any suspicious growths on your skin.

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