Actinic Keratosis

About actinic keratosis (keratoses) An actinic keratosis is often better felt than seen, appearing as a poorly defined red-yellow rough patch or papule with adherent scale.  Actinic keratoses are found in sun-exposed areas such as the head, neck, forearms and back of the hands.  Other signs of photoaging, such as solar elastosis and lentigines, are… Read More

Skin Cancer

About skin cancer Skin cancer is the most common malignancy.  There are three major varieties: -Basal cell carconoma -Squamous cell carconoma -Melanoma These are discussed in separate entries.