Lumps and bumps

Lumps and bump


it is important that a qualified doctor sees the lump to make a proper diagnosis because:

-Some lumps may require surgery, e.g. Basal Cell Carcinoma. If this is the case, the earlier surgery is performed, the less disfiguring it is likely to be.
-Some lumps may be sight or even life threatening e.g. sebaceous gland carcinoma, and prompt treatment may have an effect on improving the patient’s prognosis
-Some lumps may indicate a generalised illness. For example Xanthelasma may indicate dangerously high cholesterol levels.
-Some lumps may impair vision. Impairment of vision in young children may lead to poor development of vision and long term vision problems.