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Actinic Keratosis

Also called: Solar Keratosis

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A number of treatments are available for actinic keratoses. They include:     * Cryosurgery. Liquid nitrogen "freezes" the...
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Actinic keratoses are lesions on the outer skin layer caused by too much exposure to the ultraviolet rays of sunlight. They are also the beginnings...
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Actinic keratoses can occur on any area of skin that receives lots of sun exposure -- like the face, ears, the scalp of bald men, and the backs of...
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Those who develop actinic keratoses tend to be fair-skinned people who have spent a lot of time outdoors at work or at play over the course of many...
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Most of the time, doctors can diagnose an actinic keratosis just by examining it. If the AK is especially large or thick, a biopsy may be advisable...
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The best treatment for an actinic keratosis is prevention. For light-skinned individuals, this means minimizing their sun exposure. By the time...
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Patients who develop actinic keratoses are usually well advised to have a doctor examine them annually. The purpose of these regular checks is to be...
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Actinic keratoses are precancerous (premalignant), which means they can develop into skin cancer. However, relatively few of them actually become...
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An actinic keratosis, also known as a solar keratosis, is a small, rough spot occurring on skin that has been chronically exposed to the sun. Actinic...
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