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Dermatology

Squamous cell carcinoma

What is cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma?

Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is a common type of keratinocytic or non-melanoma skin cancer. It is derived from cells within the epidermis that make keratin — the horny protein that makes up skin, hair and nails.

Cutaneous SCC is an invasive disease, referring to cancer cells that have grown beyond the epidermis. SCC can sometimes metastasise (spread to distant tissues) and may prove fatal.

 

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Who gets cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma?

Risk factors for cutaneous SCC include:

What are the clinical features of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma?

Cutaneous SCCs present as enlarging scaly or crusted lumps. They usually arise within pre-existing actinic keratosis or intraepidermal carcinoma.

  • They grow over weeks to months
  • They may ulcerate
  • They are often tender or painful
  • Located on sun-exposed sites, particularly the face, lips, ears, hands, forearms and lower legs
  • Size varies from a few millimetres to several centimetres in diameter.

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