2nd October 2019

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What does it mean when a skin lesion is precancerous?

A precancerous lesion is a change in some areas of your skin that carries the risk of turning into skin cancer. It is a preliminary stage of cancer. These precancerous lesions can have several causes; UV radiation, genetics, exposure to such cancer-causing substances (carcinogens) as arsenic, tar or x-ray radiation.

Keeping this in consideration, what is pre cancer cells on the skin?

Many superficial benign lesions can be treated with cryotherapy, but it is most commonly used to remove Actinic Keratoses, Seborrhoeic Keratoses and other small skin cancers such as Basal Cell Carcinomas, Superficial Squamous Cell Carcinoma and Bowen's Disease.

Can actinic keratosis go away on its own?

Occasionally they itch or produce a pricking or tender sensation, especially after being in the sun. They may disappear only to reappear later. Half of the keratosis will go away on their own if one avoid all sun for a few years. One often sees several actinic keratoses show up at the same time.
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