Squamous cell carcinoma is the second most common type of skin cancer. It accounts for approximately 20% of all skin cancers. If treated in a timely manner, it is uncommon for squamous cell carcinoma to spread to other areas of the body.
What do Squamous Cell Carcinoma typically look like?
Any spot that easily bleeds, recurrently bleeds or grows rapidly, should be evaluated for the possibility of SCC.
What causes Squamous Cell Carcinoma?
People with light skin who sunburn easily are at a higher risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma, although anyone can get it. The risk of developing skin cancer grows with age. A history of multiple sunburns or heavy sun exposure as a child may increase the likelihood of skin cancer. It is important for protection to start in early childhood in order to prevent skin cancer later in life.
Treatment for Squamous Cell Carcinoma:
There are many ways to treat squamous cell carcinoma with a 90% or greater chance of success. Our main goal is to remove or destroy the cancer completely with the smallest scar possible. In order to plan the best treatment option for a patient, the doctor must consider the location and size of the cancer as well as the risk of scarring. The patientï¿½s age, general health and medical history are also determining factors in the treatment of squamous cell carcinoma.
Call today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Scott Friedman in order for them to assess your condition and determine which treatment would best benefit you.