A non-cancerous bulge in the skin, which is typically located in the joints,tendons of the hands, and wrists is known as "ganglion cancer". These are typically filled with fluid. Though it is not common, ganglion cyst may also emerge in the foot and ankle. The cysts can reemerge anytime soon and the fluid may builds up slowly. In fact, the cause of the ganglion cancer is unknown.


Under the skin is where the ganglion cancer usually appears. These may be small in the beginning, but it may grow big, which may cause cosmetics concerns. Even if it is not life threatening and no medical management is done, unless the patient would like it to be treated, but still bigger cysts may impede movements of the joints and tendons. They tend to disappear on their own, without any medical management. These is not painful at all, unless it is located to the sensitive parts of the joints and tendons.

Medical and surgical interventions can be done in two forms; it is by aspiration technique or taking out the fluid content of the cyst, or by excision or incising the skin and removing the entire cyst and its connecting tissues. Generally, both surgical procedures can be executed in the doctor's clinic, and no admission in hospital is necessary.

The size of the ganglion cyst can change very fast - it will increase its size especially when there is repetitive activity in the affected part. Moreover, you will not always spot a cyst that shows ganglion cancer. Pain can be felt even if you don't know the exact spot of the cyst. It is essential to seek an advised from your health care professional to have a clear diagnosis.

On the other hand, women are more vulnerable to have cysts than men, even though nobody really knows why. The clear fluid in the ganglion cysts is like with the liquid substance around the joints and tendons. It is yellowish-white in color, and is sticky. According to the study, those people who have osteoarthritis and repetitive movements in their hands and wrists, are also those who are at risk of developing ganglion cancer. Injuries to the joints or tendons in the wrist, hands, fingers, or feet will increase the risk of having the cysts as well.

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