Actinic Keratosis - Basics Facts
Actinic Keratosis - A Definition
Actinic Keratosis is a type of atypical change in the keratinocyte cells which make up most of the epidermis. Actinic Keratoses always have atypical cells within them, by definition, but most of the time they do not progress to skin cancers. Some people believe that all Actinic Keratoses are part of a spectrum that leads from pre-cancerous lesions to Squamous Cell Cancer. Learn about the two main types of Actinic Keratosis, some of the symptoms to look for, and how to detect if you may have it.
Actinic Keratosis - What Causes It
There are two main factors that cause Actinic Keratosis: exposure to carcinogenic factors, and genetic syndromes. Learn about the three different types of carcinogenic factors, and how a genetic syndrome increases your chance of developing Actinic Keratosis.