Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)
Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the second most ordinary form of skin cancer. It’s generally found on areas of the body damaged by UV rays from the sun or tanning beds. Sun-exposed skin contains the head, neck, ears, lips, arms, legs, and hands.
SCC is a fairly slow-growing skin cancer. Unlike other types of skin cancer, it can spread to the tissues, bones, and nearby lymph nodes, where it may become hard to treat. When caught early on, it’s simple to treat.
Certain things make you more likely to develop SCC:
- 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
- Older age
- Blue, green, or gray eyes
- Blonde or red hair
- Spend time outside; exposed to the sun’s UV Rays