Actinic keratosis

    Actinic keratosis, or solar keratosis, is a precancerous scaly skin growth or even an early form of skin squamous cell carcinoma. It is related to precious sun exposure and lighter skin color. Diagnosis depends on clinical features, treatment would be an surgical skin excision if possible, occasionally a skin biopsy is done to confirm diagnosis. It may develop into a later stage of skin cancer if left untreated.