Q. I have a zit or pimple on nose. Should I be concerned about skin cancer?

Answered by
Dr. Saira Mohsin
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Nov 09, 2019

Hello doctor,

I have a zit or pimple on my nose. I had it for a few years. I was never worried about it. It does not look too extreme or anything. But someone mentioned about skin cancer sometimes starting as small red bumps that do not go away. I am not sure if it is possible to have a pimple for years. Or is it something to be concerned about?

Dr. Saira Mohsin

Dermatology
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Please upload the pictures of affected areas for an exact diagnosis.

Thank you doctor,

I have attached the photos.

Dr. Saira Mohsin

Dermatology
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Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Do not worry, it is not cancerous.

you just observe it for any change in color, size or shape.

If it changes then you should go for biopsy, otherwise, just observe it.

It seems like benign nevus or sebaceous cyst (benign means noncancerous).

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