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 in areas that have been exposed to the sun, such as
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Symptoms of Actinic Keratosis
A rough, red or brown scaly patch on the skin that may develop into squamous cell carcinoma. It usually occurs in areas that have been exposed to the sun, such as the face, the back of the hands and the
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Causes List for Actinic Keratosis
Some possible causes of Actinic Keratosis or similar disorders may include:3Full Causes List for Actinic Keratosis »
Types of Actinic Keratosis
Some types of this condition may include:4 Types of actinic keratosis:
- External Ear Actinic Keratosis
- Keratosis, Familial Actinic
Diagnosis of Actinic Keratosis
Tests or procedures that examine the skin are used to detect (find) and diagnose nonmelanoma skin cancer and actinic keratosis. The following procedures may be used:
- Skin exam: A doctor or nurse checks the skin for bumps or spots that ...
Risk Factors for Actinic Keratosis
Skin color and being exposed to sunlight can increase the risk of nonmelanoma skin cancer and actinic keratosis.
Anything that increases your chance of getting a disease is called a risk factor. Having a risk factor does not mean that
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Treatments: Actinic Keratosis
Treatment Option Overview: Key Points
- There are different types of treatment for patients with nonmelanoma skin cancer and actinic keratosis.
- Six types of standard treatment are used:
- Radiation therapy
- Photodynamic therapy
- Biologic therapy
- Targeted therapy
- New types of ...
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- Source: NIH News in Health (NIH): newsinhealth.nih.gov/ 2005/ August2005/ docs/ 01features_01.htm
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- Source: NCI (NIH): cancer.gov/ types/ skin/ patient/ skin-treatment-pdq
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