Squamous Cell Cancers
Squamous cell cancer (SCC) is a type of skin cancer that begins in the squamous cells, and it is also known as squamous cell carcinoma. SCC often develop scaly, red patches, open sores, or warts on their skin.
Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the second most common form of skin cancer. It's usually found on areas of the body damaged by UV rays from the sun or tanning beds. Sun-exposed skin includes the head, neck, chest, upper back, ears, lips, arms, legs, and hands.
Signs and symptoms of Squamous Cell Cancer may include
- Scaly, reddish patch of skin.
- SCC often occurs in areas exposed to UV radiation, such as the face, ear, and hands.
- Brown spot that looks like an age spot.
- Firm, dome-shaped growth.
Preparing For Your Squamous Cell Cancer Surgery
The morning of surgery please bathe/shower if possible. Also, please be sure to eat breakfast. If you are taking any of the medications or herbal supplements, please discontinue them 7-10 days before surgery if possible. Please follow all instruction carefully which is given by the doctor's.
Post Operative Activities
- Daily care of the wound is required.
- Depending upon the size, may take up to 4 to 6 weeks for the wound to heal completely, but infection, bleeding and pain are uncommon.