Why is treatment important? A major factor to consider is that actinic keratoses can turn into squamous cell carcinoma. Squamous cell carcinoma grows deeper in the skin and over time may metastasize and thus spread throughout the body. You can not know in advance which actinic keratoses will develop into squamous cell carcinoma. Actinic keratosis, [...]
Actinic keratosis is not caused by one or two strong sunburns, but by a prolonged exposure to the sun for long periods need not be contiguous. So it is the cumulative solar radiation on the body that causes actinic keratosis. This means that the DNA damage due to sun exposure as the body exposed to [...]
The ultraviolet radiation (UV) radiation in sunlight can damage the basal cells of the skin. These will then start to divide more rapidly in the damaged area and stratum corneum of the epidermis has time to not be knocked over in a normal manner. It occurs when an area of abnormal cells and the thickened [...]
Actinic keratoses can appear as only a visible spot (lesion) on the skin surface or with multiple visible lesions on an area of skin.
Actinic keratosis is also known as solar keratosis. Actinic means “caused by the sun” and keratosis comes from the word keratin, which means horn. Actinic keratosis is thus a thickening of the stratum corneum of the epidermis. Actinic keratosis (solar keratosis) is increasing. The most important reason why people suffer from actinic keratosis is a [...]
Symptoms The most common form of basal cell carcinoma is a reddened spot or knottra on the skin. Basliomet occur most often on areas of skin usually becomes solbestrailade such as face, scalp and chest and back of the hand. In addition, basal cell carcinoma occurs frequently on the trunk and legs, as actinic keratosis [...]
Basal cell carcinoma, units having a different word basal cell carcinoma, and is the most common malignant hud tumor in Sweden. Approximately 30 000 people suffer from basal cell carcinoma in Sweden each year. Most of these people are older than 40 years. Basal cell carcinoma is very low risk of metastasis, but grows locally [...]
Squamous cell carcinoma is treated always as fast as possible to reduce the chance that the tumor grows and destroys the adjacent skin or spreading. The most common form of treatment is that the tumor is cut away by a good margin with the help of a scalpel. The excised piece of skin is always [...]
The most effective way to prevent squamous cell carcinoma is to always protect themselves against the sun’s rays – and above all to avoid being burned. It is particularly important for children because children’s skin is extra sensitive to sunlight. Children who are exposed to too much sun are at higher risk of developing a [...]
The greatest risk factor for squamous cell carcinoma is much sun exposure. More than 60% of squamous cell carcinoma developed from actinic keratosis, which is known as a precursor to squamous cell carcinoma.