Sunspot Danger Signs
Over time solar keratoses may regress, fade, stay the same, or change.
Beware of the following developments:
Skin becomes thicker
The Spot is painful/tender
The Spot is growing quickly
The SunSpot Size is more than 1 cm
Sunspot is Showing redness or bleeding
The Sunspot becomes an ulcer
If you notice any of the features mentioned above
How dangerous is a solar keratosis?
Sunspots can become dangerous. Skin cancers called Squamous Cell Carcinoma can develop from sunspots in people who are at risk.
As many as 65% of all primary squamous cell carcinomas arise from previously diagnosed solar keratoses in high-risk individuals.
Solar keratoses are diagnosed clinically based on their characteristics, and in suspicious cases a biopsy may be required to rule out malignancy.
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