Squamous Cell Cancer

The second most common skin cancer, more serious than Basal cell cancer because it can spread to other areas of the body but not as bad as Melanoma. Usually grows on sun exposed areas like face, neck, upper chest, arms and back of hands. usually starts as a scaly spot that becomes thick , raised , sometimes tender and may turn into an ulcer and bleed.

Solar Keratosis ( Sun spots) which is a very common condition usually in the form of a scaly dry skin can turn to Squamous cell cancer if left untreated.

Best treatment is excision ,usually under local anesthesia, depending on the cancer location and size.

Skin cancer arm

Squamous cell carcinoma forearm

SKin cancer forehead

Squamous cell carcinoma forehead