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Could that be an AK on Your Skin?
Actinic keratoses (AKs) are so common today that treatment for these lesions ranks as one of the most frequent reasons that people consult a dermatologist. Most people simply want the lesion removed for cosmetic reasons and are unaware that they have developed a potentially serious skin condition that can progress to squamous cell carcinoma, a type of skin cancer that can spread. (more...)

Early Diagnosis and Treatment for AKs Can Make a Difference
Patients who have a specific medical condition may be invited to speak about their experiences at a scientific conference. The following story was told during a conference about actinic keratoses (AKs). To protect this patientís privacy, his name does not appear. (more...)

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Having sun-damaged skin increases your risk of developing more AKs and skin cancers. If you have AKs, be sure to see a dermatologist. Studies show dermatologists more accurately diagnose skin lesions and are better at determining appropriate treatment for skin conditions than other physicians.


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