I’m a 58 year old (bald) cancer survivor who has 6 of the risks listed below for Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer. I had a mole (nevis) removed from my face a few years ago. The dermatologist said that the pathology of the mole (biopsy) was “undetermined.”
So when faint brown patches began to appear magically on my head I decided to learn more about skin cancer. AK is classified as a skin disease at this point but they are patches of pre-skin cancer that are heading in the direction of skin cancer as far as I can tell. My head looks just like the photo to the left.
Further the more advanced AK gets the more noticeable it becomes. As the linked information below explains, there is a good chance my AK will progress and/or recur.
What the article about AK interventions doesn’t discuss are evidence-based but non-conventional forms of therapy. Botanicals that not only reduce your risk of full blown skin cancer but therapies that can actually heal the damage done by years of U.V. radiation aka sunlight.
Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer at a Glance-
Do you have actinic keratosis. basel cell or squamous cell carcinoma? Scroll down the page, post a question or comment and I will reply to you ASAP.
Prognosis-AKs follow one of three paths: they can either persist as AKs, regress, or progress to invasive skin cancer, as AK lesions are considered to be on the same continuum with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). AK lesions that regress also have the potential to recur.
“Actinic keratoses are a skin disease caused by long-term sun exposure. Damaged skin shows small, red, rough, scaly, flat spots called actinic keratoses or lesions, which feel like patches of dry skin…
Symptoms such as bleeding and pain can be associated with actinic keratoses. Moreover, actinic keratoses have the potential to develop into skin cancer if left untreated…
The reasons for treatment may include cosmetic appearance, relief of symptoms, or prevention of skin cancer. Treatment can be directed either at individual lesions or to larger areas of the skin where several visible and less visible lesions occur (field-directed treatment)…”