Squamous Cell Carcinoma: What You Need to Know

The Doctor Weighs In
7 min readFeb 11, 2019

By: Fayne Frey, MD

Squamous cell carcinomas can vary from small easily treated lesions to a serious life-threatening disease that requires surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy.

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Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is a skin cancer. It arises from the uncontrolled growth of squamous cells in the epidermis, the outer layer of skin.

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