Actinic keratoses and patches of Bowen’s disease can develop into a Squamous cell cancer. However, the risk for most is relatively low.
A Lentigo maligna usually presents with a dark brown patch (large dark freckle), often on the head and neck. It can sometimes progress into a skin cancer, Melanoma. Melanoma can be a life-threatening skin cancer, therefore it is important to detect and treat a Lentigo maligna early. Early diagnosis and removal (usually surgical) of a Lentigo maligna offers a great prognosis.
If you are worried about any lesions on your skin, particularly if you have lived in a hot country, or used to be a sun-worshipper, worked outdoors, have a history of pre-cancerous or cancerous skin problems, do not postpone having your skin assessed by one of our expert Dermatologists.
As we all know… prevention is better than cure!