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Squamous Cell Cancer - SCC

Squamous Cell Carcinoma is a common type of skin cancer

It appears in areas of chronic sun exposure and sun damage

They appear from the outer layers of the skin and often have crusty scales on top and fail to heal

About 5% of these can metastasize, especially the ones arising from the lips and ear

Squamous Cell Cancer if they are not very aggressive can be treated with simple skin excision and closure. If they are invasive may need a flap or a graft to close the surgical wound

Some of the squamous cell cancers if large and not amenable to surgery, radiotherapy is a treatment option

Squamous Cell Carcinoma Cancer Pictures

Invasive Squamous Cell Cancer (SCC)

This impressive looking lesion on a 70 year old patient's neck is an invasive squamous cell cancer. Mole removal surgery was undertaken here at eastmed with complete clearance of the cancer and good cosmetic result.

Regional:Invasive Squamous Cell Cancer (SCC). Click to enlarge(Photo by Dr. Siva Nachiappan/ Eastmed Doctors.)

Close up:Invasive Squamous Cell Cancer (SCC). Click to enlarge (Photo by Dr. Siva Nachiappan/ Eastmed Doctors.)

Close up:Invasive Squamous Cell Cancer (SCC). Click to enlarge (Photo by Dr. Siva Nachiappan/ Eastmed Doctors.)