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Since dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans often starts without symptoms, it is difficult to diagnose early. This type of skin cancer is often mistaken for other skin conditions. If cancer is suspected, your doctor may recommend:
Biopsy: Removing a piece of the lesion and studying it under a microscope. Learn more about biopsy.
MRI: Determining the size of the tumor with this imaging test. Learn more about MRI.
The Stanford Medicine Online Second Opinion program offers you easy access to our world-class doctors. It’s all done remotely and you don’t have to visit our hospital or one of our clinics for this service. You don’t even need to leave home!