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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans?

This is a very rare skin cancer. It is slow growing and rarely spreads beyond the skin, but may recur even after it is removed. It develops from the connective tissue of the middle layer of skin. The exact cause is unknown, but skin injury may be a risk factor.

Symptoms of dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans

  • Lumps under the skin

  • Black/blue/brown spots or moles, on the skin and lining of the mouth

Questions your doctor may ask to check for dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans

  • Do you feel a lump/lumps under your skin?

  • Are there black, blue, or brown spots on the skin or elsewhere? (Including moles)

Treatment for dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans

Treatment options involves surgery to remove the tumour, radiation therapy or targeted therapy .

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