What is an ulcerating tumour?

Ulcerating tumours are also known as fungating wounds, malignant wounds or ulcerating wounds.

Symptoms of ulcerating tumours

These are the symptoms of ulcerating cancers (fungating wounds).

Looking after ulcerating tumours

There are many ways of looking after an ulcerating tumour, including different types of dressing and ways to control the symptoms of the wound.  

Treatment for ulcerating tumours

The type of treatment you have for an ulcerating tumour can depend on the type of cancer you have and whether you have had cancer treatment before.

Living with an ulcerating tumour

Having an ulcerating tumour can affect you emotionally as well as physically. It can help to know about these effects and how to deal with them.

Resources and support

There are lots of organisations, support groups and helpful books to help you cope with the symptoms and effects of an ulcerating tumour.

Last reviewed: 
27 Feb 2014

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