What is squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)?
Squamous Cell Carcinoma is a form of skin cancer that has a risk of spreading to different parts of the body if left untreated. The danger of spreading is significantly higher if the growth has been left for a long time or if it is located in high-exposure areas, such as the nose, eyelids, ears or lips.
What does an SCC look like?
It often starts as a reddish or brownish scaly patch, or elevated. As it grows, it might form a red lump, become tender or form a crust on top. Sometimes it grows rapidly; other times it develops from a scaly spot that has been present for years.