Actinic keratosis and Bowen's disease are conditions that occur as a result of sun damage. What you might notice is, in both conditions, scaly red patches on sun-exposed areas; whether that's on the face, the ears, the scalp, the backs of the hands or commonly, on the lower legs.
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There are so many treatments that we can offer now for these types of sun damage. First of all, it's important to avoid getting any more.
We interviewed Dr Penelope Pratsou to find out how to prevent Actinic Keratoses and Bowen's Disease. Protective clothing, staying in the shade and a broad range of sunscreen can prevent sun damage.
Dr Penelope Pratsou discusses the duration and the costs of treatment for moles and melanoma.
We interviewed Dr Penelope Pratsou to learn about the causes of Basal Cell Carcinoma and Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Both conditions can be caused by a combination of fair skin and sun exposure.
We interviewed Dr Penelope Pratsou to find out if you can prevent Basal Cell Carcinoma and Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Protective clothing, staying in the shade and sunscreen can prevent skin cancer.
We interviewed Dr Penelope Pratsou to find out about the symptoms of Actinic Keratoses and Bowen's Disease.
There are many treatments for warts, skin tags and cysts. For warts and skin tags, one treatment is cryotherapy which is a one-off treatment with a gentle freezing spray known as liquid nitrogen that can be performed quite easily on that day. Cysts do actually have to be removed in their entirety because what causes the cyst is the lining of the cyst.
Moles can be serious, and melanoma is one of the more serious types of skin cancers. There are things you can specifically look for if you suspect melanoma. To check your moles for melanoma, use two mirrors, one facing you and one at the back and check for any changes in size, shape or colour. An easy way to remember that is the A, B, C, D, E rule, and that consists of five simple things.
Melanoma is primarily caused by genetics. People who have fair skin and are more prone to sunburns and freckles are more likely to get melanoma.