What Does cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma (cSCC) Look Like?
CSCC typically presents itself as:
A bump or lump on the skin that can feel rough; when it grows, it may become crusty, dome-shaped and can bleed
Scaly red patches (Bowen’s disease)
Open sores that don’t heal, or that heal and return
Elevated growths with a central depression
Lips that feel dry constantly and may have whitish colour, lumps or feel scaly
All of these may additionally crust or bleed. The skin surrounding them also typically shows signs of sun damage, such as wrinkling, pigment changes, freckles, age spots and loss of elasticity.
Where Does cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma (cSCC) Occur?
cSCC can occur on all areas of the body but is most commonly seen on areas of the body that are frequently exposed to the sun or UV rays. The most commonly affected areas include:
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