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Content updated on Jan 19, 2024

What is skin metastasis of malignant tumor?

Skin metastasis of malignant tumor is the spread of cancerous cells from another organ (usually the lungs, liver, and breasts) to the skin through either the blood or lymphatic system. Spread to the skin is generally rare, and patients with such a tumor typically have a poor prognosis.

Symptoms of skin metastasis of malignant tumor

  • Hair loss

  • Lumps under the skin

Questions your doctor may ask to check for skin metastasis of malignant tumor

  • Are you experiencing increased hair loss?

  • Do you have any lumps under your skin?

Treatment for skin metastasis of malignant tumor

Different treatment options will be recommended by the doctor depending on the source of the cancer. Most commonly, patients will require systemic therapy and treatment of the underlying primary tumor.

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  • Hair loss

  • Lumps under the skin

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Robin Schoenthaler, MD

Robin Schoenthaler, MD (Oncology)

Board certified radiation oncologist with over 30 years experience treating cancer patients. Senior physician advisor for expert medical options in adult oncology. Published award-winning essayist on medical and health issues and more.

Yukiko Ueda, MD

Yukiko Ueda, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Ueda graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine and trained at the University of Tokyo Medical School. She is currently a clinical assistant professor at the Department of Dermatology, Jichi Medical University, and holds several posts in the dermatology departments at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Komagome Hospital, University of Tokyo, and the Medical Center of Japan Red Cross Society.

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