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What does squamous cell skin cancer look like?

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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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Squamous cell skin cancer (scca) can take different appearances.
In general the lesion will progressively enlarge. It is usually scaly and dry appearing and can have ulceration. It may bleed, esp. If picked at. It may be painless or itch. Early ones usually don't hurt. There are some benign skin lesions which mimic scca. Have any suspicious lesions examined and/or biopsied.

In brief: Different things...

Squamous cell skin cancer (scca) can take different appearances.
In general the lesion will progressively enlarge. It is usually scaly and dry appearing and can have ulceration. It may bleed, esp. If picked at. It may be painless or itch. Early ones usually don't hurt. There are some benign skin lesions which mimic scca. Have any suspicious lesions examined and/or biopsied.
Dr. Mike Bowman
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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgery - Oncology
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Go to google. Search "squamous cancer skin" (images).
A picture is worth a thousand words.

In brief: See answer

Go to google. Search "squamous cancer skin" (images).
A picture is worth a thousand words.
Dr. Richard Orr
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Dr. Coyle Connolly
Dermatology
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In brief: Squamous cell

Typically squamous cell carcinoma appears as a red, crusted , scaly, bleeding , non healing area on a sun exposed area

In brief: Squamous cell

Typically squamous cell carcinoma appears as a red, crusted , scaly, bleeding , non healing area on a sun exposed area
Dr. Coyle Connolly
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