Squamous Cell Carcinoma, SCC (Darrin Hawkins ARPS)

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The squamous cell is an epithelial cell forming the main part of the epidermis of the skin and also internally in other soft tissue areas such as the mouth, oesophagus and bladder amongst many others. SCC is the second most common form of skin cancer after BCC (Basal Cell Carcinoma). The lesion occurs in areas that are cumulatively extensively exposed to solar ultraviolet radiation notably the face, neck, tips of the ears, hands and arms. They often present with accompanying sun damaged skin showing wrinkling, changes in pigmentation, and loss of elasticity all of which are early tell tale signs.