Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the second most common form of skin cancer. It’s usually found on areas of the body damaged by UV rays from the sun or tanning beds. Sun-exposed skin includes the head, neck, chest, upper back, ears, lips, arms, legs, and hands.
SCC is a slow-growing skin cancer. it can spread to the tissues, bones, and nearby lymph nodes, where it may become hard to treat.
SYMPTOMS OF SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA
- dome-shaped bump that looks like a wart
- red, scaly patch of skin that’s rough and crusty and bleeds easily
- open sore that doesn’t heal completely
- growth with raised edges and a lower area in the middle that might bleed or itch
Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays, like the ones from the sun or a tanning
it affects the middle and outer layers of skin . This can lead to out-of-control growth of these cells, which can lead to squamous cell carcinoma.
- Older age
- Fair-skin tone
- Blue, green, or gray eyes
- Blonde or red hair
- exposed to the sun's UV Rays
- History of sunburns, precancerous spots on skin, or skin cancer
- Tanning beds and bulbs
- Long-term exposure to chemicals such as arsenic in the water
- Bowen’s disease, HPV, HIV, or AIDS
- Exposed to radiation
- Inherited DNA condition
- Weakened immune system