PRE-CANCEROUS CONDITIONS

Scope:

  • Solar keratoses (also called Actinic keratoses)

  • Bowens disease

  • Atypical moles

  • Congenital melanocytes naevi

  • Lentigo maligna

 

Solar keratoses

Solar keratoses (actinic keratoses) are scaly areas of the skin resulting from excessive cumulative sun exposure i.e. sun exposure during a lifetime.

If left alone, they may progress to a skin cancer called Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC).

Options of treatment of solar keratoses include:

 

Bowen's disease

Bowens disease is a squamous cell carcinoma in situ (confined to the epidermis) and progresses to an invasive squamous cell carcinoma in 3-5% of cases. Diagnosis is confirmed on biopsy of the involved area of skin.

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Appointments for physical and online consultations can be made with the secretary - Tel: 031 265 1505 or 079 562 3251. 

Please note that consultations and opinions are not offered by email unless an online consultation has been scheduled.

This practice is contracted out of medical aid.

031 265 1505 or

079 562 3251