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Squamous Cell Carcinoma

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Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the second most common type of skin cancer, often developing in areas of the body that are exposed to the sun, such as the face, neck, hands, ears, and arms. SCC typically appears as a red, scaly patch, a firm nodule, or a sore that does not heal. While SCC is usually slow-growing and rarely metastasizes (spreads to other parts of the body), early detection and treatment are essential to prevent complications and ensure optimal outcomes. At Elite Dermatology and Plastic Surgery, our experienced team specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of SCC.

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I at risk for developing squamous cell carcinoma?

Anyone, regardless of ethnic background or age, can develop SCC. But several factors contribute to the risk of SCC, including chronic sun exposure, fair skin, and age. Additional risk factors include personal or family history of skin cancer, radiation and various chemical exposures, and immunosuppression such as after organ transplantation.

How is squamous cell carcinoma diagnosed?

Diagnosis of squamous cell carcinoma is typically based on a clinical examination and may be confirmed through a skin biopsy, where a small sample of tissue is removed and examined under a microscope. Our board-certified dermatologists are skilled in accurately diagnosing SCC and determining the most appropriate treatment approach for each patient.

When should I seek care?

Regular skin checks are recommended to detect SCCs early. It’s important to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced dermatologists if you notice any new lesions that bleed easily or fail to heal, as early intervention is key to successful treatment.

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What are the treatment options for squamous cell carcinoma?

Treatment options for SCC depend on factors such as subtype, location, and depth of invasion. Some lesions may be treated with curettage and electrodesiccation or topical creams. Surgical excision or Mohs Micrographic Surgery are the most common and effective methods of treatment for SCCs.

An annual skin cancer screening is essential for preventive healthcare, allowing our dermatologists at Elite Dermatology and Plastic Surgery to detect any signs of SCC early. If you have concerns about your skin or are due for a screening, call us or use our online booking tool to schedule an appointment.

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At Elite Dermatology and Plastic Surgery, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional dermatological care to the Greater Houston community. With a team of dedicated physicians, including dermatologists, dermatopathologists, Mohs surgeons, and plastic surgeons, we offer comprehensive services to address a wide range of skin conditions and concerns.

Founded on the principles of compassion, innovation, and expertise, we are committed to delivering personalized care tailored to each patient's unique needs. Our team of board-certified physicians brings together a wealth of experience and specialization in various aspects of dermatology, ensuring that our patients receive the highest standard of care possible.