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Have bump on back with pus and smells. Worried as dad has cancer. Advice?

Ok so i have a bump on my back i don t know if the placement is relevant to it but i m going to give as much detail as posable. It is in the middle of my back one an a half inches away from my spin it is maybe a little smaller then a dime it has pus in it that smells real funky an if u touch the bump it self it will leave that smell on your finger an if you Squeeze the pus out a few days later it is back. It has been their for 3 or more years an does not go away or move i have poked it with a needle today an it didn t even hurt or feel the needle please tell my what it could be or if i should see my doc asap. I am kinda worried because my dad has cancer of non hochkins lukimea.
Asked On : Thu, 7 Mar 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi Brandon,
The description of lesion points more towards a benign lesion than non Hodgkin's lymphoma.
This benign lesion seems to be a sebaceous cyst. It is a benign lesion underneath skin and discharges a cheesy white foul smelling liquid on being manipulated.
Treatment requires surgical excision of the lesion. This procedure is a day time procedure and would be done under local anaesthesia. It would hardly require much time and you would be able to resume your normal activities soon after the procedure.
Hope that helps.
Take care
Answered: Fri, 8 Mar 2013
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