Lumps, Bumps & Skin Cancers

Ganglions, cysts and soft tissue and bony lumps are common hand problems. Whether they arise from joint, tendon, bone, nerve or the surrounding soft tissue they can be painful, impede function or be cosmetically unacceptable. Many of these problems are, after careful examination and investigation, amenable to surgical intervention.

Skin cancer is also prevalent on the hand. Basal cell carcinomas, squamous cell carcinomas and melanomas can all occur on the hand. Melanoma can present as a pigmented areas or streaks under the nail, and as non-pigmented lesions on the palm of the hand (or sole of the foot). Melanoma of the hand, nail bed or palm require specialist management which will be discussed at consultation.

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