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10. Weakened Immune System

If your immune defenses have been compromised due to AIDS, cancer chemotherapy, organ transplants or other factors, it's more difficult to battle the harmful effects of UV radiation. This can make you more vulnerable to actinic keratoses. Be aware that frequent UV exposure also suppresses the immune system, making it harder for your body to heal the associated damage.

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