Squamous Cell Skin Carcinoma Directory
Squamous cell skin carcinoma is a type of skin cancer that develops in the flat cells in the upper layers of the skin. These cells are called squamous cells. Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the second most common type of skin cancer. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how squamous cell skin carcinoma develops, how to spot it, how to treat it, and much more.
The Basics of Skin Biopsy
Learn more from WebMD about the different types of skin biopsies, a procedure in which a sample of skin tissue is tested to diagnose skin cancer and other conditions.
Skin Cancer and Sun Exposure
WebMD explains how sun exposure ages the skin and raises the risk for skin cancer. Learn more about protecting yourself.
Skin Conditions in the Elderly
Youthful habits can impact your skin as you age. Learn more about common skin conditions in the elderly.
Skin Cancer Treatments
WebMD offers a comprehensive look at the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer.
Spotting Skin Cancer
Think you're not at risk for skin cancer? You may be ignoring the signs.
Skin Cancer Danger: Not Just in Summer
Snow on the ground doesn't mean you don't have to worry about sun exposure. Sunburns -- and skin cancer -- can happen even in winter months.
Mom's Skin Cancer Pic Shoots Around the Web
California mom Kari Cummins didn't think much of it when she first shared pictures of her skin cancer on social media. But one image in particular -- of a large hole in the lower part of her face -- shot around the internet.
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Picture of Skin Cancer
Basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma have been linked to chronic sun exposure, typically in fair-skinned people who work outside. Melanoma is associated with infrequent but excessive sunbathing that causes scorching sunburn.
What Really Happens When You Get a Sunburn?
From sunburn to wrinkles to skin cancer, including melanoma, see how getting too much sun can take a toll on your skin.
Precancerous Skin Lesions and Skin Cancer
Like many cancers, skin cancers -- including melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma -- start as precancerous lesions. These precancerous lesions are changes in skin that are not cancer, but could become cancer over time. Learn to spot the early warning signs of skin cancer. It can be cured if it's found and treated early.
Picture of Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Squamous cell carcinoma. A round nodule with central hyperkeratosis, firm and indolent. This lesion cannot be distinguished clinically from keratoacanthoma; it is easily distinguished from nodular BCC because BCC does not develop hyperkeratosis.