What is Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC)?
Squamous cell carcinoma is the second commonest type of skin cancer. SCCs vary in appearance, but most commonly appear as a scaly or crusted raised area of skin which maybe ulcerated and with a red, inflamed base. It may ooze, bleed and be painful. It typically grows rapidly on sun exposed sites, but can occur anywhere on the skin including the genitalia. People with a lot of cumulative sun exposure, those who are immunocompromised either due to a medical condition or medication, those susceptible to sunburns and people with skin conditions such as albinism and xeroderma pigmentosum (XP) are more susceptible to SCCs. As with all new growths on the skin, SCCs tend to cause people concern and anxiety. However, it is important to note that although SCC is a serious form of skin cancer with the potential to spread to lymph nodes and other parts of the body, the vast majority of SCCs carry an excellent outcome and prognosis, particularly when diagnosed correctly and treated early.
How can Dr Sewell treat Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC)?
Dr Sewell is an expert skin cancer specialist who has the knowledge and skills to correctly diagnose your SCC and choose the best treatment to manage your SCC.
Squamous Cell Carcinoma appointments in Surrey
Dr Sivanie Sewell offers appointments for the treatment of Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Appointments are available at Spire Gatwick Park Hopistal in Horely (Surrey) and Ashtead Hospital in Ashtead (Surrey), convenient locations for the surrounding areas of Cheam, Surbiton, Wimbledon, Kingswood, Richmond, Dormansland, Bletchingley, Virgina Water, Ashtead, Oxted, Dormansland, Horsham, Leatherhead, Epsom, Reigate, Redhill and Dorking.
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