Maureen Salamon, Executive Editor of Harvard Women’s Health, highlights that most skin lumps and bumps are not harmful and rarely indicate serious conditions, despite common fears of cancer. Harvard Health explains various types of skin growths, including epidermal cysts, lipomas, cherry angiomas, dermatofibromas, and sarcomas, while emphasizing the importance of monitoring any lumps near lymph nodes and seeking medical attention if they grow quickly, bleed, become painful, or show signs of infection.

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