- This presents as a firm irregular fleshy growth usually on sun exposed skin.
- The growth can increase rapidly in size giving rise to a large lump which may sometimes break down to form an ulcer.
- If untreated, the cancer may spread to the surrounding lymph glands.
- SCC usually appears in elderly patients. Chronic sun exposure is an important contributing factor in the development of this type of skin cancer.
Treatment for squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)
- SCCs should be removed immediately.
- The cancerous tumours must be destroyed or removed surgically.
- Sometimes, a small piece of the tumour is removed (skin biopsy) first for examination to confirm if it is cancerous.
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