The second most common form of skin cancer is faster growing and can spread throughout the body. They may show as a quickly growing pink scaly lump which may ulcerate.

An SCC may be tender or may give the skin a burning or stinging sensation. Commonly found on exposed areas of face and the back of hands. Bowen’s Disease is a squamous cell carcinoma which has not spread beyond the first layer of skin (epidermis) found as red scaly plaque on the lower legs and feet. They can develop into a SCC if untreated.

Most commonly found on the face ears, head, lips and backs of hands. People who have had an organ transplant or medications to suppress the immune system are at a higher risk to develop SCC’s.

Squamous Cell Cancer (SCC)



 Ulcerated SCC



Skin Cancer Surgery

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