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SKs 101

Seborrheic keratosis (SKs) are a common skin growth that appear in adulthood.

SKs are benign. They can grow quickly and become quite large, but they are not cancerous.

SKs may appear anywhere on the body, particularly the head, neck, chest and back.

Most people who develop one SK are likely to develop others over time.

The cause of seborrheic keratoses is unknown.
Seborrheic Keratoses (SKs) are cancerous.
FALSE. SKs are benign. They can grow quickly and become quite large, but they are not cancerous.

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