Types of Skin Cancer

Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Squamous cell carcinoma is a cancer of the outermost cells of the skin. It is the second most common type of skin cancer. One in five skin cancers (20%) are this type. It usually occurs in areas that are significantly sun-damaged and usually has the appearance of a non-healing sore.

If it is left untreated for a period, squamous cell carcinoma can potentially spread to other parts of the body. However, most people treated for squamous cell carcinoma are completely cured with simple treatment. Treatment is most commonly with surgical excision.

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