Skin and soft tissue mass
Skin and soft tissue tumors can emerge nearly anywhere in the body. Often, these initially present as lumps or bumps. There are three distinct categories of skin or soft tissue masses.
There are benign, or non-cancerous, soft tissue tumors:
- Benign or non-cancerous lesions.
- Intermediate lesions that can grow and invade nearby tissues and organs, but usually do not spread to other parts of the body.
- Malignant cancers that can spread to distant locations and organs
Benign lesions are more common and more likely to be painful to the touch. They are generally round in shape, can feel firm or soft to the touch, and tend to grow slowly.
Our surgeons expertly evaluate and treat any such symptomatic or concerning lesions. We then recommend either observation, biopsy, or excision as needed or desired. These lesions can often be surgically removed comfortably and conveniently in our office with the aid of some local anesthetic. Recovery is usually about a week but it can take 3 to 4 weeks from complete healing.