Actinic keratosis is a rough or scaly patch that typically occurs on areas of the skin that have seen a lot of sun exposure over the years. While this common skin condition isn’t usually serious in itself, it should be treated without delay because some cases can lead to skin cancer.
Basal cell carcinoma is a very common skin cancer, especially in sunny climates like South Africa’s. It is caused by sun exposure, and appears as changes in the skin such as bumps or scaly patches. Most cases of basal cell carcinoma can be effectively treated - but it’s important to catch it early.
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