Actinic (Solar) Keratosis. Actinic keratosis (also called solar keratosis) is a skin lesion caused by too much sun exposure. There is some increased risk of skin cancer in patients who have these lesions, but the risk of one specific actinic keratosis turning into cancer is low. The increased risk of cancers may be due to the fact that heavy sun exposure has been linked to both actinic keratosis and nonmelanoma skin cancers.
Actinic keratosis occur after years of sun...Read more
It has been known for some time that while the incidence of skin cancer for African Americans is rare, it still happens. And when it does... Read more »
Source: ADAM Encyclopedia
ScreeningEducation and prevention programs have led to improved screening for skin cancer, which in turn has improved diagnosis and survival rates... Read more »