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Content updated on Nov 2, 2022

What is sebaceous gland carcinoma?

Sebaceous carcinoma is a rare type of cancer that begins in the sebaceous gland, the oil gland in the skin. It most often affects the eyelids and begin as a lump or skin thickening. Common causes incude exposure to radiation, genetic condition called Muir Torré syndrome or a weakened immune system.

Symptoms of sebaceous gland carcinoma

  • Lumps under the skin

Questions your doctor may ask to check for sebaceous gland carcinoma

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose sebaceous gland carcinoma

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

Treatment for sebaceous gland carcinoma

The treatment of sebaceous gland carcinoma is complete surgical removal.

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