Squamous Cell Carcinoma

The second most common form of skin cancer is Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC). This tumour typically grows as a rough scaly lesion on the surface of the skin and may bleed if knocked. In the majority of cases complete surgical removal is curative.

When Squamous Cell Carcinomas are large, or when they occur in particularly high risk areas on the body, there is a small chance they may spread to the lymph nodes. Careful on-going follow-up is recommended.

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