Squamous Cell Carcinoma is a slow-growing skin cancer usually found on areas of the body exposed to UV rays. SCC is the second most common skin cancer. It’s important to diagnose early as the cancer is easy to treat. If left untreated, it can spread to the other tissues, bones, and nearby lymph nodes where it may become difficult to treat.
Fair skinned, light eyed people are more prone to develop SCC, as are those who have had serious sun burs, constant exposure to sun or tanning beds.
Look for a red scaly patch of skin that might have a dome-shaped rise. The spot could be crusty and bleed easily if bumped or scratched.
If you find a suspicious spot anywhere on your body, call Chelsea Skin & Laser to have it assessed as soon as possible.