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What are the signs and symptoms of squamous cell carcinoma?

Sometimes squamous cell carcinoma begins as a pre-cancerous growth called an actinic keratosis, which is visible as small, pink, itchy, scaly patches. Squamous cell carcinoma appears as a flat reddish patch that grows slowly, or a bump on the skin that is rough and sometimes dome-shaped and crusty. SCC often appears as an ulcer that won't heal.

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Author: Jonathan Meddings BMedLabSc (Hons)
First answered: 22 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 14 May 2019
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