What are they?

Sometimes malignancies can be seen as skin lesions or ulcers. These can be difficult to treat if the cause (the malignancy) cannot be treated.

How can they be prevented?

While prevention may not be possible, keeping the skin clean and dry will help to reduce infection of these wounds and support any healing possible.

What is the usual treatment?

The wound will need to be addressed and managed with guidance from a health-care professional to manage infection, odour and pain.  There will also need to be considerations given to the emotional impact of having a non-healing wound.

When should one seek professional help?

Any time there is an increase in pain, odour, swelling, or wound size a healthcare professional should be consulted.