What is Squamous Cell Carcinoma?
Squamous Cell Carcinoma(SqCC) is a type of skin cancer that effects your epithelium cells, the type of cell that most of your outermost layer of skin is made from. Although SqCC usually occurs as a skin cancer other parts of your body are made of the effected cells and can cause cancer in a variety of tissues, including your mouth, lungs, and digestive tract. SqCC is caused primarily by repeated overexposure to sunlight, but is also lined to people that have had many severe sunburns, chemical exposure, and having many X-Rays. The risk of contracting SqCC is much higher for people of older age or with light colored skin, eyes, and hair.

How do we treat Squamous Cell Carcinoma?
Here at advanced dermatology we have a wide variety of treatments available for SqCC depending on your specific case. In addition to mohs surgery , which you have likely read about on one of our other pages, we can try less invasive techniques for less severe cases. If your cancer is small and has not dug in we can use electro desiccation to electrocute and scrape off the cancer cells. Cryosurgery can be performed by using liquid nitrogen to freeze the SqCC to death without having to remove any of your skin, letting it naturally fall off and regenerate. We may even be able to treat your SqCC with topical medicated creams if it is caught soon enough.

More Information about Squamous Cell Carcinoma.
Squamous Cell Carcinoma Facts
SqCC Warning Signs
Cancer Classifications