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10 Jun 2004

Kiloid
Hi Doc. I developed what is called a KILOID , a bulging of the skin where the skin was stappled together. It's painfull at times resulting in scratching around it. What is a Kiloid, can it cause skin cancer?, will radiation help? (as suggested by one doctor) What are other related illnesses linked to this.
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01 Jan 0001

Dongololo, a keloid is basically “crazy scar tissue”. It won’t cause cancer and radiation often makes it become more flat, but it won’t take the scar away. Another option would be to cut out the scar and to then treat it with cortisone or radiation afterwards to try and limit the scarring. Good luck.
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