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Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)

Second most common skin cancer

Most common elderly, increase in light skinned, family history

Common on sun expose area

Up to 60% occurs at site of actinic keratosis

Chronic immunosuppression increases SCC (lesser extent BCC), other risk includes chronic inflammation or arsenic exposure

Moderate rapidly growing, nodular or papular, scaling, reddish-brown, pink or flesh colored, plaque, erythematous or eroded

Prevention

Avoid sun exposure/burn, use sunscreen

Treatment-almost all curable

Surgical and referral

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