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Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Squamous cell carcinoma is the second most common form of skin cancer. It most often looks like an open sore, a wart or red patches. They are most commonly found in areas of the body exposed to the sun, such as the ear, lower lip, face, bald scalp, neck, hands, arms, and legs.

People who have fair skin, light hair, blue or green eyes will be at the highest risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma. Anyone with a history of sun exposure will be at an increased risk.

What is squamous cell Carcinoma (SCC)?

SCC is the second most common of skin cancers that develop in the thin, flat squamous cells that make up the outer layer of the skin. It’s usually not life-threatening but can be aggressive in some cases. For the most part, it is twice as prevalent in men as women who are in their 70s.

What are some of the risks?

  •  Old Age
  • Chemical exposure
  • Weakened immune system
  • Many sunburns over time
  • Daily long sun exposure (people who work outside)

Picture of a Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Squamous cell carcinoma

The best route to preventing cancer is a good education. Do you have questions or concerns? Call us or book a consultation immediately.