Squamous Cell Carcinoma

The second most common skin cancer diagnosed in the United States.  Again, it is primarily found in fair-skinned people than in dark-skinned populations. Typically location included the rim of the ear, the face, scalp, lips, and mouth.  Cancer may appear as a red scaly bump or patch, or as a red patch with ulceration. SCC can develop into large masses, become invasive and metastasized to other parts of the body.  Therefore, early detection and treatment is important. When found early and treated properly, the cure rate for both basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas is over 95 percent.