Are Warts Cancerous At All?

Warts are small rough growths that appear on some body parts. The most common areas where warts appear are the hands and feet but they are likely to appear on the face, neck and elbows. Warts are mainly caused by viral infections and they are contagious. Study has showed that there are as many as 10 warts varieties. There are different types of this skin disorder.
Genital warts, just like the name suggests are found in the genitalia. They can also be referred to as venereal warts. Common are normally raised with a roughened surface. This type of warts is very common on the hands but it can also appear on other body parts. Mosaic warts are plantar-type warts common on the soles of the feet and the hands. These warts are usually in a group where they are tightly clustered. Plantar wart normally attacks pressure points of the body like the sole of the feet. This type of warts is hard and is sometimes a painful lump and it has multiple black specks in the center at most times.
Warts are not curable but are treatable. The virus never dies and even if warts disappear, they can reappear after some time.
Warts sometimes look very ugly especially when they are clustered and people think that they are cancerous. Study has showed that warts are in no way cancerous or precancerous. They are 100% harmless and the only problem with them is the fact that they are annoying and cause physical discomfort.
Warts are highly contagious and easily spread from one person to another especially when the recipient has an open cut or scratch. The viral infection will easily attack the skin and in turn warts will appear on the skin.
Warts are caused by the HPV virus. There is a type of HPV virus that causes high risk cancer causing effects. The HPV that affects the skin hence causing warts is not cancer causing and therefore, warts are in no way cancerous.
In conclusion, warts have several treatments and it is good to check with your doctor which kind of treatment suits you. You should ensure that you follow the doctor’s advice to the latter in order to achieve good results. Some treatments for warts are castor oil, aloe vera, cryotherapy (use of liquid nitrogen), electrocautery and laser treatments. There are also ointments and oils that are applied on the lesions to ease the situation.

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