Details of Squamous Cell Skin Cancer
Squamous cell carcinoma is the second most common form of skin cancer. One million cases of squamous cell skin cancer are diagnosed each year.
1. Occurs on Sun Exposed Areas of Body
They most often occur on sun-exposed areas of your body. This includes the face, ears, arms, hands and legs. However, they can occur on all areas of the body including the mucous membranes and the body.
2. Darker Skins More Vulnerable
People with darker skin are more likely to develop squamous cell carcinoma on areas that aren’t often exposed to the sun.
Appearance of Squamous Cell Skin Cancer
Squamous cell carcinoma may appear as:
- A firm, red nodule
- A flat lesion with a scaly, crusted surface
Squamous cell skin cancers can metastasize if left untreated but rarely cause death.
Photographs of Squamous Cell Carcinoma