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Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Squamous cell carcinoma
is the second most common type of skin cancer. The cancer begins in the outer layer of the skin (the epidermis).
Squamous cell carcinoma usually appears as a crusted, or scaly area of skin with a red, inflamed base. It resembles
a growing tumor, a non-healing ulcer, or a crusted over patch of skin. SCC can also occur on the lips, inside the mouth,
the genitalia, or anywhere on the body surface. Although exposure to the sun greatly increases the chance of developing SCC,
other factors such as chronic skin ulcers, arsenic ingestion, toxic exposure to tars and oils, a previous scar or burn, or
a pre-cancerous lesion such as actinic keratoses may also pre-dispose individuals to the development of SCC.
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