Actinic Keratosis Clinical Trial
Actinic keratosis (AK) results from long-term exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation and is the most common precancer that forms on the skin (Skin Cancer Foundation). Actinic keratosis is mostly found on areas that are frequently exposed to the sun. The signs and symptoms of an actinic keratosis include:
- Rough, dry or scaly patch of skin, usually less than 1 inch (2.5 centimeters) in diameter
- Flat to slightly raised patch or bump on the top layer of skin
- In some cases, a hard, wartlike surface
- Color as varied as pink, red or brown
- Itching or burning in the affected area (Mayo Clinic)
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Mayo Clinic. (n.d.). Actinic Keratosis. Mayo Clinic. www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/actinic-keratosis/symptoms-causes/syc-20354969#:~:text=Actinic%20keratoses%20are%20scaly%20spots,of%20exposure%20to%20the%20sun.
Skin Cancer Foundation. (May 2019). Actinic Keratosis Overview. Skin Cancer Foundation. httwww.skincancer.org/skin-cancer-information/actinic-keratosis/