What is Sebaceous carcinoma?

Sebaceous carcinoma is a rare type of cancer that begins in an oil gland in your skin. Sebaceous carcinoma most often affects the eyelids.

Sebaceous carcinoma may begin as a painless lump or thickening of skin on the eyelid. As it grows, the cancer may bleed or ooze. Sebaceous carcinoma that occurs on other parts of the body usually appears as a yellowish lump that may bleed.

Sebaceous carcinoma treatment usually involves surgery to remove the cancer. Sebaceous carcinoma can spread to other areas of the body and may be difficult to treat