Actinic keratosis

What is Actinic keratosis?

Actinic keratosis also called "solar keratosis"and "senile keratosis" is a premalignant condition of thick, scaly, or crusty patches of skin.It is more common in fair-skinned people and it is associated with those who are frequently exposed to the sun,as it is usually accompanied by solar damage.They are considered as potentially pre-cancerous,since some of them progress to squamous cell carcinoma

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Hello! For about the past 2 years I have started getting occasional dark pink spots on my face, irregular in shape, that sometimes sort of flare up...

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It seems that you are having actinic keratosis.

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After going through history and seeing photo, I feel that you...

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My pathology report for seborrheic or actinic keratosis on my face had a mixed conclusion of keratosis atypia/surface cell squamous cell skin...

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I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern.
You may have keratosis with atypia or squamous cell carcinoma. It has no...

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I have some lumpy discolorations, pinkish and XXXXXXX showing up under my forearm...Some I can feel but not necessarily see. Rough in some areas....

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I have gone through your query, and although your description is quite vague, I shall try...

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