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Take a closer look for AKs (Skin Cancer)
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Take a closer look for AKs



Actinic keratoses (AKs) are skin lesions that are caused by the sun; they occur mainly on body areas that have been frequently exposed to sunlight. These growths are most commonly found on the face, hands, forearms and V of the neck, and are more prevalent among pale-skinned, fair-haired, light-eyed individuals.

Actinic keratoses are considered to be pre-cancerous lesions, which mean they may become skin cancers. Any raised, reddish, rough-textured growth should be examined by a dermatologist. Remember that sun protection at any age is essential for preventing premature aging and reducing the risk of skin cancer. Even during the winter months, the daily application of an SPF15+ sunscreen, or a moisturizer containing sun protection, is highly recommended.

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