The Facts About Keloids

Keloids are a type of non-malignant tumor that is dense fibrotic tissue that usually develops after an injury or surgery. The scar tissue extends beyond the initial wound over top of normal tissue. Keloids can happen at any age and affect all ethnic groups. Highly pigmented ethnic groups are 15 times more likely to develop a keloid than Caucasians.

Treatment for Keloids is Available

While surgery is an option for treatment of keloids, if done alone, 50% of patients experience recurrence. The most effective form of treatment is surgery that is immediately followed up with superficial radiation therapy, which are both available at Hyde Park Cancer Center.