How is actinic keratosis diagnosed?
People who are at risk for any kind of skin disorder should check their skin on a regular basis. If you notice any persistent bumps or spots with an unusual color, texture, shape, or size, contact your health care provider or a dermatologist. Other concerning signs are pimples that don't heal and anything that bleeds easily. Your doctor might perform a skin biopsy by removing part or all of the growth to determine if cancer cells are present.