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What is this excess skin growth on my 6 year old sons cheeks which is red in color ?

Hi. 5months ago i noticed a spot on my 6 year olds cheek, it s since developed into something I ve not seen before. It has grown outward from his cheek and grown excess skin and looks as if it s a worm hanging off his cheek. It s length is about 4mm and it s still growing. The colour is reddish and is white/grey at the tip. Do you have any idea what it could be and will it stop growing, it doesn t cause any discomfort. Thanks x
Asked On : Sat, 29 Jan 2011
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An irregularly constantly growing skin spot or mole can be a cancerous growth. It needs to be investigated, biopsied for the diagnosis. Complete excision of the growing mass along with removal of the surrounding tissue is needed. Do consult your dermatologist soon.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal

Answered: Thu, 18 Aug 2011
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