Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is one of the most common types of skin cancers, with over one million new cases diagnosed each year in the United States alone.
With more and more cases of SCC being diagnosed each year, it’s important to learn more about this skin cancer so you can identify the warning signs, know your treatment options, and understand how this skin cancer can impact your life.
What is Squamous Cell Carcinoma?
Squamous cell carcinoma is a type of skin cancer that develops in squamous cells, which are found in the upper layer of the epidermis (the uppermost layer of skin).
Like all skin cancers, squamous cell carcinoma is primarily caused by excessive, unprotected exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays. In fact, roughly 90% of non-melanoma skin cancers are associated with UV exposure. When UV rays damage the DNA of squamous cells, they mutate and begin to replicate out of control, causing SCC.
Squamous Cell Carcinoma FAQs
Learn more about squamous cell carcinoma by reading our expert answers to frequently asked questions below.
If you’re concerned about a suspicious spot or irregular mole, it’s important to visit a board-certified dermatologist for a thorough skin evaluation. The expert team at Cumberland Skin Surgery and Dermatology are passionate about skin health and are here to help. For more information on squamous cell carcinoma or skin cancer, call 615-449-5771 for our Lebanon office, 615-824-7491 for our Hendersonville office, or 615-964-5941 for our Hermitage office or schedule a consultation online.
Squamous Cell Carcinoma Photos
To help you better identify and detect squamous cell carcinoma, take a look at the visual below of what this skin cancer may look like.
Schedule an Appointment for Squamous Cell Diagnosis & Treatment
Interested in knowing more about squamous cell carcinoma or need to schedule a thorough skin evaluation? Remember, the sooner you find and treat SCC, the better your chances are of curing it! Call 615-449-5771 for our Lebanon office, 615-964-5941 for our Hermitage office, or 615-824-7491 for our Hendersonville office to schedule your appointment at Cumberland Skin Surgery and Dermatology.