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I have a small reddish lump on my leg. It has been there for

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Hi I have a small reddish lump on my leg. It has been there for at least 18 months. It is painless and has not grown any bigger in that time period. Could this be skin cancer? I attach a picture
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 6 months ago.

Hello. I'm Dr Chip
Thanks for your question and I'm reviewing it.
I'll be back in a moment with and answer or a request for more information

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 6 months ago.

I can only go by your photo, of course

But that looks like a totally benign keratosis--smooth, one color with well defined edges

Add to that the fact that it hasn't changed in 18 months and I conclude it isn't any kind of skin cancer like a melanoma, or a basal or squamous cell carcinoma

But, again, since I can only go by the photo I have to suggest you have your doctor look at it

Please let me know if you need any more information