There are many growths in the hand, and they can be benign or malignant. Ganglions are very common and are benign cysts. They commonly occur on the back of the wrist or the base of the fingers and palm. They are clear sacs of joint fluid. They may come and go, and they are frequently asymptomatic. If they are bothersome, they can be removed, but unfortunately recur about 20% of the time.
Skin cancer is fairly common in the hand, probably because the hand receives a lot of weather and abuse during our lifetime. If caught early, it can often be treated with creams or cryotherapy, then surgical excision can be avoided.
There are also numerous rare bumps and lumps that can come from tendons and nerves and bones of the hand. We would be pleased to evaluate these and discuss their care with you. Please call us at (808) 495–5230 to make an appointment.