Although often concern and attention by patients and the media is with skin cancer and precancerous growths, most lesions growing on the skin are benign. However, benign growths are important also. The most common benign lesions are moles, skin tags, and various keratoses.They are a frequent source of pain, itching, and embarrassment if they are unsightly. At Yamhill Valley Dermatology, we never take your concerns about any growth lightly. After a careful look at your skin, we can discuss the options for removal.