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Symptoms of Squamous Cell Carcinoma:
As stated, Squamous cell carcinoma usually first appears as a red, scaly plaque of skin or as a hard domed bump. Growths may also be pink and dry and may itch or burn. The cancer usually shows up on areas of the skin that are exposed to the sun, such as the face, ears, lips, arms, legs and tops of hands, but it can also more rarely appear on areas not exposed to the sun including the lower lip, genitals, in the lining of organs and the passages of the respiratory and digestive tracts.
Squamous cell carcinoma usually develops slowly but can spread to the lymph nodes and other organs if left untreated. If caught early though, it is highly treatable.
A doctor will diagnose squamous cell carcinoma with a biopsy. Treatment of cancer will then vary depending on location, size, severity, how far it has spread and the health of the patient.
Here are some examples of what squamous cell carcinoma pictures look like:
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