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What are the chances of getting cancer from a pilonidal cyst from this?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 28, 2010
  • 07:13 AM

What are the chances of getting cancer from a pilonidal cyst from this?

So yeah I had this cyst for about 2.5 years.
It doesn't hurt, and it leaks sometimes.
The skin above where the cyst is a normal color.
It looks about it's about .5'' - .75'' wide and about 1'' - 1.5'' long.

Not sure if the normal risk factors Squamous cell carcinoma have anything to do with getting it this way but...

Chronic sun exposure. A lifetime spent in the sun: Nope, I don't even go tanning.
Fair skin. If you have very light skin or freckle or sunburn easily: I think I burn easilly.
Your age. The average age at which this condition is diagnosed is 66. However, squamous cell carcinoma is occurring with increasing frequency in younger people. : I'm only 22.
Your sex. Men are far more likely to develop squamous cell carcinoma: I'm a male.
A personal history of skin cancer. If you've had squamous cell carcinoma once: I've never had it or any other types of skin cancer.
Weakened immune system. People with weakened immune systems are at greater risk of many diseases, including skin cancer. : Nope, nothing
Rare genetic disorder. People with xeroderma pigmentosum: I don't think I've have it.
Smoking. Smoking increases your risk of squamous cell carcinoma: I've never smoked.
Skin inflammation or injury. You have a slightly higher chance of developing squamous cell carcinoma if you have a large scar, skin infection or an inflammatory skin disease, such as psoriasis. : Only if this cyst and pimples count as skin inflammation.

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