Medical Dictionary: Actinic keratoses


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Actinic keratoses: Another name for Actinic keratosis.
Actinic keratoses (condition): Scaling of the skin condition usually from sunlight

Actinic keratoses: Actinic keratosis , which appears as rough, red or brown scaly patches on the skin, is known as a precancerous condition because it sometimes develops into squamous cell cancer. Like skin cancer, it usually appears on sun-exposed areas but can be found elsewhere.1

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1. excerpt from What You Need To Know About Skin Cancer: NCI

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