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Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC)

  • 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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