Possible Skin Conditions
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Adult, Male, Back of Hand (Edit search)
The links below will take you to information about the conditions that can affect the back of the hand. Sun exposure can be significant to the back of the hands, and many conditions can arise from this. Solar lentigo, also known as age spots or liver spots, are common in older adults. These spot are not cancerous but do indicate a significant history of sun exposure. Actinic keratosis is a thickening of the skin that is considered a pre-cancerous condition. Keratoacanthoma is a rapidly growing type of skin cancer that can occur on the back of the hand. Melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and basal cell carcinoma can all affect the hand as well. These conditions should all be evaluated by a physician as they may need to be removed.