Benign Skin Conditions

About the Condition

The description of a tumour as ‘benign’ indicates that although it may grow in size, it is not technically cancerous and will not spread to other parts of the body. While this is generally a relief, it’s important to note that the tumour can still cause damage to organs, tissue and nerves if it grows in size. Because of this, it is important that patients are monitored closely and treated appropriately.

Following the correct procedure usually ensures that the overall prognosis for benign conditions is very good, and treatment is generally successful.


Benign skin conditions can present in a variety of ways, and the signs are often different for different people. However, the most common symptoms are:

  • A lump on the skin
  • Swelling
  • Pain in a certain area of the skin
  • Inflammation

If any of these symptoms apply to you or if you have any concerns about similar symptoms, see your doctor. Alternatively you can book an appointment with one of our specialists by completing this form online or by calling 020 8247 3351.


If you are referred to CCL for diagnostic tests regarding a suspected skin condition, a thorough examination will be undertaken to discover if it is benign or malignant. This may involve:

  • A physical examination of the lump/lesion and surrounding area
  • A blood test, to check for any abnormalities
  • A biopsy, where cell samples are taken for examination for signs of cancer.

Find out more about our specialist diagnostic services here.

Specialist treatment at CCL

At CCL, our specialists have many years’ experience in dealing with benign and malignant tumours, types of cancers and take a personalised approach to a patient’s care. Our experts take into account the patient’s fitness, nutritional status and any other pre-existing medical conditions before deciding on treatment.

The type of treatment a patient receives depends on the type of disease. Treatments include:

Support Services

After the diagnosis and treatment of your benign condition, you will see both a surgeon and radiation oncologist for follow-up examinations to manage any acute side effects from the treatment, and to look for any signs of disease recurrence.

Because any scarring you may get after treatment is external and visible, you may develop concerns about self-esteem, body image and recurrence. We here to offer you all the support you need. You can find more about our support services here.

Book now

If you have any questions about benign skin conditions or would like to book an appointment with one of our benign skin conditions specialists, complete this form online or call 020 8247 3351.

Benign Skin Conditions Consultants


Cancer Centre London

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