Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC)

Object data
Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC)

Key Points:

  • Rapidly growing keratotic nodule (central adherent keratin horn) on sun exposed site


  • Dome shaped


  • Can occur in scars or chronic ulcers and sometimes presents as eroded papule or plaque


  • More common and more aggressive in immunosuppressed patients e.g. organ transplant recipients


  • Standard treatment is surgical excision


  • Cure achieved if low risk cancers excised. High risk cancers can lead to nodal and distant metastases in up to 5%