About 700,000 new cases of Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) skin cancer are diagnosed in the United States each year. SCC is the second most common form of skin cancer in the United States. SCC is most frequently caused by sun exposure. Although it develops most commonly on the head, neck, and back of hands, it can also appear on the lips, mouth, and genitals. People who use tanning beds have a much higher risk of developing SCC earlier in life. SCC is highly curable if detected early and properly treated. However, if SCC is left untreated it can potentially spread to multiple parts of the body.
To diagnose SCC, we can perform a biopsy using local anesthesia during your office visit. To learn more about how we can help diagnose and treat Squamous cell carcinoma, please call us today at 732.702.1212.