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Diseases » Seborrheic keratosis » Glossary

Glossary for Seborrheic keratosis

  • Actinic keratosis: Scaling of the skin condition usually from sunlight
  • Basal cell carcinoma: Basal cell carcinoma is a slow-growing form of skin cancer.
  • Genital warts: Genital warts often from a viral STD.
  • Keratosis: Thickening of the skin
  • Melanoma: Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer. It is the leading cause of death from skin disease. It involves cells called melanocytes, which produce a skin pigment called melanin. Melanin is responsible for skin and hair color.
  • Mole: Darkened growths on the skin; everyone has a few.
  • Nevus: Any type of permanent skin mark
  • Sebaceous cyst: Cyst producing sebum.
  • Senior health conditions: Medical conditions affecting seniors, male or female.
  • Skin Cancer: Cancer of the skin; the most common type of cancer.
  • Skin conditions: Any condition that affects the skin
  • Squamous Cell Skin Cancer: Aggressive skin cancer arising due to sun exposure; lesions are locally invasive to surrounding tissues and may metastasise
  • Stuccokeratosis: A skin condition that tends to occur in older males. The skin develops horny little lumps that occur on the lower legs or hands. The disorder is benign and generally causes no discomfort.
  • Wart: A condition which is characterized by a hyperplastic epidermal lesion
  • Warts: Lumpy growths under the skin


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