Five Facts about Skin Growths: Sun protection is key. Protecting your skin from the sun helps prevent further damage, which could lead to more precancerous growths or skin cancer. Protecting your skin also gives your body is a chance to repair some of the damage to your skin. Remember, SPF is your BFF. Lifelong skin checks can be life-saving. Getting your annual skin exam can help identify precancerous skin growths and skin cancer early, when they're highly treatable. Treatment can relieve symptoms. It's important to seek treatment from a provider to help relieve symptoms such as itching or tenderness. Some patient may need multiple and repeat treatments. Treatment plans vary depending on the skin growth, those that are visible and others that hidden. Precancerous skin growths may look harmless, but their looks can be deceptive. Speak with your dermatologist on how you can protect your skin and treatment options available.