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Picture of Actinic Cheilitis

Picture of Actinic Cheilitis

Actinic cheilitis is a precancerous condition that usually appears on the lower lips. Scaly patches or persistent dryness and cracking of the lips may be present. Actinic cheilitis may evolve into invasive squamous cell carcinoma if not treated.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD on August 03, 2010

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Text: "Precancerous Skin Lesions and Skin Cancer", WebMD Slideshow