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Squamous Cell Carcinoma


Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Squamous Cell Carcinoma Treatment

Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the second most common form of skin cancer. It’s usually found on areas of the body damaged by UV rays from the sun or tanning beds. Sun-exposed skin includes the head, neck, ears, lips, arms, legs, and hands. SCC is a fairly slow-growing skin cancer. Unlike other types of skin cancer, it can spread to the tissues, bones, and nearby lymph nodes, where it may become hard to treat.

SCC usually begins as a dome-shaped bump or a red, scaly patch of skin. It’s usually rough, crusty, and can bleed easily when scraped. Large growths may itch or hurt. It may also pop through scars or chronic skin sores, so check for any changes and report them to your doctor.

Individuals at higher risk include older age, fair-skinned, blue, green, or gray eyes, blonde or red hair, spend time outside; exposed to the sun’s UV Rays or tanning beds and bulbs.

At the California Dermatology Institute, our squamous cell cancer dermatology providers specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of squamous cell carcinoma. We are dedicated to providing expert care to our patients, ensuring the best possible outcomes.

Squamous cell carcinoma treatment depends on various factors, including the size, location, and cancer stage. Common treatment options include surgical excision, Mohs micrographic surgery, cryotherapy, radiation therapy, topical medications, or immunotherapy.

Regular self-examinations and routine screenings by a dermatology provider are essential for the early detection and successful treatment of squamous cell carcinoma. Our team will educate on sun protection measures, including using sunscreen and protective clothing and avoiding excessive sun exposure during peak hours.

If you have concerns about squamous cell carcinoma or want to schedule a screening, please contact the California Dermatology Institute. Our experienced dermatology providers will provide a comprehensive evaluation and accurate diagnosis and develop a personalized squamous cell carcinoma treatment plan to address your specific needs.

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