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Dr. Yelena Kipervas
23 years experience Family Medicine
Plan. : You can try light therapy, but cosmetic effect not stable and mild.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Mamelak
21 years experience Dermatology
Actinic Keraotsis: Actinic keratoses arise in chronically sun exposed sites, such as the backs of the hands, forearms and face. They usually present as rough scaly or cr ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han answered
23 years experience Dermatology
H/o sunburns: Actinic keratoses are precancerous lesions caused by excessive sun exposure. The more sunburns you've had, the more risk of developing ak's.
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Dr. Steven Harris
37 years experience Plastic Surgery
Fair, sun exposed: Anyone who is exposed to ultraviolet light (sun or tanning bed or welding torch) can get these pre-malignant spots, but they are more common in fair-c ... Read More
Dr. Clarence Lyons
20 years experience Family Medicine
Sun exposure: Anyone with sun exposure.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Yan
Dr. David Yan answered
20 years experience Plastic Surgery
No.: An actinic keratosis is a premalignant lesion that may progress to develop into a squamous cell carcinoma. A melanoma is a malignant tumor involving t ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Sometimes : Squamous cell cancer the scan usually develops in actinic keratosis and they can look similar usually the squamous cell skin cancer is more thick and ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Many of them can: Same with seborrheic keratoses / basal cell papillomas. However, you'll never get the base where the mutated cells are. Treat them with excision or to ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hung Khong
27 years experience Medical Oncology
Bowen disease: Bowenoid actinic keratosis is in-situ squamous cell carcinoma arising in actinic keratosis. Yes, it is also known as bowen disease. This is the earlie ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
38 years experience Dermatology
Many ways: I often use liquid nitrogen spray in my office practice. However, depending on the number and size and thickness of the ak's , topical treatments with ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
28 years experience Pathology
It varies.: This is the precursor to squamous cell cancer of the skin. For this to become cancer sooner versus later, it would depend on the susceptability of th ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hung Khong
27 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes and Yes: Yes, actinic keratosis is a real problem. It is a premalignant condition caused by sun exposure. If left untreated, actinic keratosis can progress to ... Read More
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