Squamous cell carcinoma

Squamous cell carcinoma accounts for 20% of skin cancer cases in Northern Europe, making it the second most common type of skin cancer in the area. Squamous cell carcinoma is more aggressive than basal cell carcinoma, and early treatment is recommended. Untreated, the condition can lead to serious problems. It is important to take precautions in the sun to reduce the risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma. Wear a hat and sunscreen, and avoid the solarium. Know what your skin normally looks like, because your healthcare provider will ask you what changes have occurred.


Look for hard, red knots or wounds with a scaly/flaky edge. It usually develops in areas of the body that are exposed and damaged by the sun, but it can occur anywhere, even in the oral cavity and under clothing.


Treatment depends on the type of lesion, size, location and how deep in the skin it is located. In addition to the patient's age and general state of health are crucial. Mohs' surgery is the gold standard, but scraping and cryotherapy may be sufficient for the most superficial lesions. Treatment is mostly outpatient with local anaesthesia, and causes minimal discomfort.


The vast majority are cured, but it is important to make the diagnosis and start treatment early.

This is how Dr. Dropin can help you

At Dr.Dropin you can come to experienced dermatologists who can diagnose and treat all skin disorders. Dr.Dropin is committed to offering good skin services at a fixed and predictable price, and with a short waiting time.

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