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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Queratosis actínica

Actinic keratosis (ak-TIH-nik KAYR-uh-TOH-sis)
A thick, scaly patch of skin that may become cancer. Also called senile keratosis and solar keratosis.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.