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Skin Care and Diseases

Strange bump on scalp

08/22/2007

Question:

About 6 months ago I noticed a small bumb on my scalp it is the color of my skin. It hasn`t gotten bigger, or changed colors. Sometimes I scratch it, and it feels like I scratch off a scab. Then the bumb will re-appear. I`m worried that this might be cancerous. Do you think I should get it looked at ? Do you think I should be concerned? Any information would be helpful.

Answer:

Hello, thank you for your question. It is difficult without seeing your bump to tell you what it could be. I would recommend that you see a dermatologist, who can evaluate it clinically and possibly take a biopsy of the area, or remove it completely, if they think that it is necessary.

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Response by:

Janine D Miller, MD Janine D Miller, MD
Formerly
Case Western Reserve University

Elma D Baron, MD Elma D Baron, MD
Associate Professor of Dermatology
Director, Skin Study Center
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University