Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the skin is the second most common form of skin cancer, characterized by abnormal, accelerated growth of squamous cells. When caught early, most SCCs are curable.
SCCs can appear as scaly red patches, open sores, rough, thickened or wart-like skin, or raised growths with a central depression. At times, SCCs may crust over, itch or bleed. The lesions most commonly arise in sun-exposed areas of the body.
SCCs can also occur in other areas of the body, including the genitals.
SCCs look different on everyone. They may be tender to touch.
Always get a lesion that spontaneously bleeds checked.
If you are concerned about SCC you should ask for an urgent appointment. 95% of SCC’s are caught early and treatable, some SCCs have advanced further and are more challenging to treat.