Actinic keratosis: See main article: Actinic keratosis
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A thick, scaly patch of skin that may become cancer. It usually forms on areas exposed to the sun, such as the face, scalp, back of the hands, or chest. It is most common in people with fair skin. Also called senile keratosis and solar keratosis.
Source: NCI Cancer Glossary1
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- Actinic Keratosis: Some people develop a precancerous condition called actinic keratosis, a rough, red or brown scaly patch on the skin that may develop into squamous cell carcinoma. It usually occurs in2
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- Source: NCI Cancer Glossary, National Cancer Institute (NCI), NIH
- Source: NIH News in Health (NIH): newsinhealth.nih.gov/ 2005/ August2005/ docs/ 01features_01.htm
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