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Actinic Keratoses: Overview

Actinic Keratoses

These are rough colored spots on the body that may be range in size from a pin to a coin. Some of them are quite flat while some even grow as horns. Actinic keratoses is a pre-cancerous condition. Most of the light skinned people who get exposed to sun are in danger of getting actinic keratoses after the age of 40 years. At some places, even teenagers are known to develop it. Actinic keratoses need to be removed from the skin before they develop to squamous cell cancer. Not all people develop cancer, but some do and that is a danger, which must be avoided. Let us find out more about actinic keratoses.

Article created on: July 01, 2006

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