Former Bachelor SA star reveals close brush with cancer

Cape Town — Former Bachelor SA star Marc Buckner took to social media to reveal that he suffered from solar keratosis – a scaly spot that can become cancerous. Actinic keratosis — also called solar keratosis — is a rough, scaly patch on the skin caused by years of sun exposure. According to DermNet, Actinic keratoses affect people that have... Read more → The post Former Bachelor SA star reveals close brush with cancer appeared first on African Insider.

Former Bachelor SA star reveals close brush with cancer

Cape Town — Former Bachelor SA star Marc Buckner took to social media to reveal that he suffered from solar keratosis – a scaly spot that can become cancerous.

Actinic keratosis — also called solar keratosis — is a rough, scaly patch on the skin caused by years of sun exposure.

According to DermNet, Actinic keratoses affect people that have often lived in the tropics or subtropics and have predisposing factors such as:

  • Other signs of photoageing skin
  • Fair skin with a history of sunburn
  • History of long hours spent outdoors for work or recreation
  • Defective immune system.

The clinical resource website further states that Actinic keratoses are the result of abnormal skin cell development due to DNA damage by short wavelength UVB.

“They are more likely to appear if the immune function is poor, due to ageing, recent sun exposure, predisposing disease, or certain drugs.”

 

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Buckner cautioned all of his followers to not neglect to apply sunscreen to their bodies. 

“I’ve been plagued with very painful & irritating solar keratosis…especially on my chest. Perhaps a reason not to shave it,” He said.

He added that he manage “to remove them before they turn into something more sinister”.

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