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Actinic keratosis on the arm

Actinic keratosis on the arm

Overview

For people with actinic keratosis, cumulative skin damage is caused by repeated exposure to all ultraviolet light, including that found in sunshine. Over the years, the genetic material of cells becomes irreparably damaged and produces lesions. The lesions, like those seen here on the arm, may later become cancerous.

Update Date 11/20/2012