July 23, 2016
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Actinic Keratosis (cont.)

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What happens after an actinic keratosis is treated?

Patients who develop actinic keratoses are usually well advised to have a doctor examine them annually. The purpose of these regular checks is to be sure that new lesions have not developed and that old ones are not becoming thicker and more suspicious looking (for cancer). Furthermore, continual avoidance of excessive sun exposure can decrease the risk of recurrences.

Medically reviewed by Norman Levine, MD; American Board of Dermatology


Uhlenhake, E.E. "Optimal treatment of actinic keratoses." Clin Interv Aging 8 (2013): 29-35.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/23/2015

Source: MedicineNet.com

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