Squamous cell carcinoma

Squamous cell carcinoma

Cutaneous squamous cell or squamous cell carcinoma accounts for 20% of skin cancers. The sun and smoking are the main risk factor. It can develop on precancerous lesions (burn scar, chronic wound, actinic keratosis).

The squamous cell carcinoma is more aggressive than basal cell carcinoma and sometimes can spread to adjacent nodes.

The diagnosis of squamous cell carcinoma is done by biopsy with histological examination.

The primary treatment of squamous cell carcinoma is surgical (exeresis).


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