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Unusual raised growth on nose tip

I have had this unusual growth that is bit rough and darker than surrounding skin. Could someone please help me identify it. I have had it for about 6 years. I have been to 3 doctors . the first one says its a mole ,2nd consultation said its a wart Nd the most recent one said its a hyperkeratotic nodule/papule. I have uploaded a picture. Please look at the same and let me know. I really hope its not cancer as I want to get rid of it.
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My husband has several of these popping up as of late.
He was diagnosed with skin cancer a few years ago, and he showed these to the dermatologist and the cancer surgeon...whom both told him that they were "nothing to be worried about". His started clear, then developed into a red color, and are now purple.
Your guess is as good as our's. If it's bothersome I would ask to have it removed. Don't use wart treatment! It does not look like a wart. It looks more like   Dermatofibroma:
Dermatofibroma are considered to be a benign tumour, or may represent a fibrous reaction to minor trauma and insect bites.
They are firm raised papules or nodules. They vary in colour from brown to purple and red.
They occur anywhere but are seen most commonly on the lower limb. Fitzpatrick's sign may be used to aid diagnosis (dimpling of the lesion beneath the skin when subject to bilateral compression, ie gently pinching the lesion on either side).
The lesions may resemble melanomas, so biopsy may be necessary to confirm the diagnosis.
Occasionally the lesion may be removed for cosmetic reasons.
Multiple dermatofibromas may be seen in association with autoimmune disorders such as systemic lupus erythematosus, or in patients who are immunocompromised.

Hope this helps...
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Thanks for the reply tschock! However the dimple test fails in my case when pressure is applied from the sides. he skin does not dimple in the centre. I am assuming now that it might be a case of angiofibroma.
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