Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma
- Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is common skin cancer. It typically arises in elderly individuals from precursor lesions that are a result of chronic UV damage, but younger immunosuppressed patients are also at increased risk.
- Accurate and timely diagnosis is essential to guide the appropriate management of SCC, and a skin biopsy is recommended for diagnosis and to help guide treatment.
- Surgical excision is almost always the first-line treatment for SCC. Mohs micrographic surgery may be used to remove lesions on the face or other body sites where wide excision is not feasible.