Cherry Angioma

Q: What is a cherry angioma?

Cherry angiomas are common skin growths that can grow basically anywhere in our bodies. They have a reddish appearance caused by broken blood vessels inside them.

Q: Who can get cherry angiomas?

Cherry angiomas are usually found in people aged 30 and above, which is why they are also known as ‘senile angiomas’.

Q: What are the health risks of cherry angiomas?

These usually don’t represent a health risk unless they bleed often or physically change, either in size, shape or even colour. If this occurs, you should see a doctor as soon as possible as it might indicate cancer.

Q: How do you treat a cherry angioma?

You probably don’t need to treat it, but if you do you can go with cryosurgery (freezing with liquid nitrogen); laser surgery; cutting it away in thin layers until it is gone or electro-cauterisation (burning it with electricity).

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