Solar keratoses are red, thickened skin lesions occurring on chronically sun-exposed skin. They carry a low risk of progression to invasive squamous cell carcinoma which is the second most common type of skin cancer.
They are usually found in fair skinned middle aged to elderly people on regularly sun-exposed areas (face, ears, neck, upper chest, scalp, hands and forearms).
Treatment includes cryotherapy (freezing), a variety of topical creams, curettage, photodynamic therapy, laser and occasionally surgical excision.
Do you know what to look for when checking your skin for any signs of skin cancers? Refer to the cancer council via the below link to help you in…