What is Squamous Cell Carcinoma?
Squamous cell carcinoma is one of the commonest skin cancers, in fact, it’s the 2nd common skin cancer. It originates in the outermost layer of the skin and it’s usually related to the sunless. Commonly it can be related to other conditions such as prior radiation treatments genital warts on genital skin old burn scars, chronic wounds, and a few other rare inherited conditions this is a highly treatable and curable form of skin cancer.
This skin cancer can spread to other locations unlike the communist form of skin cancer basal cell skin cancer when it does spread it may spread to lymph glands and occasionally will spread to the lungs but if it’s caught early and treated early the cure rates are very high.
Squamous Cell Skin Cancer
This skin cancer will develop around the mouth and people that are heavy smokers or heavy alcohol users are at higher risk for developing this form of skin cancer. People that are at highest risk for developing such skin cancers typically they have fair skin and light eyes and they may also have light hair because they’re more Sisto’s folks. A person with a history of extensive sun exposure an outdoor job or outdoor hobbies and those who have had sunburns in the past are also at higher risk if you have a family history of skin cancer those people are also at higher risk for developing squamous cell skin cancer and other forms of common skin cancer’s a specialized group of people that are at increased risk for getting squamous cell carcinoma. The symptoms of the squamous cell carcinoma are that there’s a lump or bump originates on the skin that doesn’t resolve after one or two months this is typically a reddish or skin-colored bump that may look warty or scaly on the surface but it typically has more substance underneath the base of it than your typical wart, these lesions are typically not brown black or tan as melanoma skin cancers. They are sometimes tender and they will sometimes bleed but often are crusty on the surface they can start as a flatter scaly pink or red spot these areas are also known as actinic keratosis. There are the few pictures of squamous cell carcinoma.
The most common location for developing these around the head and neck skin arms legs and other sun-exposed areas of the skin, the treatment for this is varied but typically involves surgery. Surgical Removal often with a local anesthetic. Sometimes the physicians also use another treatment which known as Mohs Micrographic Surgery in which the cancer is removed in discs like thin layers and the tissue is checked under the microscope while the patient waits mostly physicians uses a map to outline exactly where the skin cancer originated from and go back only to that area should there be a little bit left the another way of treating these is to remove them by what’s called a shave technique where the removal is done instead of vertically it’s done more horizontally and a little bit more shallowly than it would be for the larger or more aggressive appearing tumors and after that they can be scraped and sometimes either cauterized or treated with a strong liquid nitrogen spray occasionally these skin cancers are treated with radiation therapy either as a primary form of therapy or sometimes the radiation is used in conjunction. With other types of treatments, if the skin cancers are shallow, topical creams can be rubbed on top of therapeutic agents and sometimes oral or even injectable forms of chemotherapy can be used for people that develop many of these lesions.
Most of these are patients who are in the organ transplant group there are some oral medications that can be used to suppress the growth of multiple such lesions and sometimes we are involved with other specialists here at Park Ave Dermatology Clinic to deliver multidisciplinary care where it takes a coordinated effort to give a person with a higher risk cancers with those in high-risk locations particularly in thorough care the service that we often works with a hair loss, Melasma, Itchy and Dry Skin Treatment, Actinic Keratosis & other Sun damages and much more.
So who are at higher risk or have had a skin cancer in the past we would recommend them to follow some protection rules, a guide by their physicians and always avoid from Sun and sun protection is very important, try to use sunblock products or you may also check out Beauty Products. Always try to check your skin every 15 days and if you see any new or suspicious changes in your skin lesions you should have them checked out, we are very experiencing here at Fleming Island Jacksonville Florida.
There is another disease that comes near to the skin and he is squamous cell lung cancer. This cancer has stages which start from stage 1 to stage 4. The stage 4 squamous lung cancer is very hard to treat, but you can Park Ave Dermatology for more details.