What are benign skin growths?

Also known as: benign skin lesion.

Any marks, bumps, moles, lumps, spots, skin tags or other imperfections on the skin that are not cancerous are known as benign skin growths. While many can be ignored, some require to be watched and others may need to be treated for cosmetic or medical reasons. They come in a variety of shapes, colors and sizes.


Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP

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