Conditions + Treatments

Benign Skin Growths in Children

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Overview

  • Benign skin growths are non-cancerous bumps, spots and lumps on the skin. While many benign skin growths can be ignored, some need to be monitored and others treated for medical or cosmetic reasons.There are a variety of different types of benign skin growths, some of which do not require medical treatment, like non-cancerous bumps, spots and lumps.
  • Certain types of moles are at higher risk for changing into cancerous growths, including malignant melanoma, a form of skin cancer.
  • Parents should monitor their children's moles over time and report any changes to their child's physician.
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