Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)

Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)

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Squamous Cell Carcinoma is the second most common type of skin cancer. While these carcinomas begin in the upper layers of the epidermis, they have a higher potential to grow deeper into the skin and spread to the rest of the body. Potentially deadly but usually visible and slow-growing, this skin cancer typically responds well to treatment.

Squamous Cell Carcinoma may appear as:

  • Hard, red lump with or without a crusty surface.
  • A red scaling patch.
  • A lesion that bleeds easily.
  • A hard crusted “horn” that grows very rapidly. 

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