Seborrheic keratosis is one of the most common types of skin tumors in non-cancerous elderly.
A seborrheic keratosis usually appears as a growth brown, black or pale yellow in the face, chest, shoulders or back. The growth has a waxy, scaly and with a slight elevation. Occasionally appears isolated, but multiple growths are more common. Seborrheic keratoses do not become cancerous, but can resemble skin cancer. Seborrheic keratoses are usually painless and do not require treatment. You can decide, however, to remove them if bother for clothing or for aesthetic reasons.
Symptoms of seborrheic keratosis
A seborrheic keratosis usually looks like a growth or wart-like waxy. Read more about the symptoms of seborrheic keratoses.
Causes of seborrheic keratosis
The exact cause of seborrheic keratoses is not known. They are very common and usually increase in number with age. Read more about the causes of seborrheic keratoses.
Risk Factors in seborrheic keratosis
Although anyone can develop seborrheic keratosis, some factors can increase the chances of developing the disease. Read more about the risk factors of seborrheic keratoses.
Diagnosis of seborrheic keratosis
Your doctor can usually diagnose seborrheic keratoses inspecting growth. Read more about diagnosing seborrheic keratoses.
The treatment of seborrheic keratosis generally not necessary. However there are several valid methods to remove seborrheic keratoses. Read more about the treatment of seborrheic keratoses.