There are many options for getting rid of squamous cell skin cancer, depending on what stage you are in. Options may include, surgery (MOH), surgery (excisional), Electrosurgery, cryosurgery, radiation, photodynamic therapy, and laser surgery. Most of the time squamous cell skin cancer can be removed quickly and easily with minimal damage to the look and feel of your skin, if caught early enough. I included this for some extra resources on how it is treated, I felt the mayo clinic described what it was very well, but didn't talk much about how it was treated.
This page tells you what squamous cell skin cancer can look like, and how many stages there are (4). I included this just for a quick overview of what to look for and how it can effect your life.
Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that originates in the skin's melanocytes, the cells that produce melanin in the epidermis. Most cases of melanoma are caused by exposure to and damage from UltraViolet rays found in sunlight. While melanoma is much more common in light-skinned people, it is more deadly in dark-skinned people. While it can only be diagnosed by a doctor, the acronym ABCDE is used to help determine what could possibly be melanoma. The letters in the acronym correlate to characteristics of melanoma that are not seen on benign moles. A stands for Asymmetrical, B stands for Uneven or Undefined borders, C stands for uneven or blotchy Color, D stands for Diameter over 6mm, and E stands for Evolution, or change of shape, color, and size over time. Once diagnosed, melanoma is treated in a variety of ways based on the type of melanoma and the stage of development. Radiation therapy, surgery, skin grafts, chemotherapy, antiviral drugs or any combination of those may be used to treat melanoma. Since 90% of melanoma cases are linked to direct UV exposure from excessive sunlight, melanoma can be beat prevented by using UV-protective sunscreen or lotion regularly, as well as minimizing time spent in the direct sun.
Squamous cell skin cancer is caused by exposure to UV light, accumulating over time until it becomes cancerous. This form of cancer is most common on parts of the body easily exposed to sunlight and UV rays, ie: hands, arms, feet, legs, tops of heads, necks, and faces. The cancer originates within the epidermis, and dermis layor of the skin, in some cases it can spread throughout the body. To diagnose Squamous cell skin cancer, the doctor will need to take a skin sample and test it for cancerous cells. Most forms of Squamous cell skin cancer can be removed in minor surgery, laser treatments, or be frozen off. I’m some cases they will use radiation to kill the cancerous cells. I choose this website because it is reliable, very concise with its information, and user friendly.
Basal Cell Carcinoma originates from a long-time repeated exposure to the sun. The Cancer pops up in the face, neck, scalp, shoulders, back and ears. The most common people to get this cancer are light-skinned people and endery people Basal Cell Carcinoma is treatable using many methods. You can receive a Excision biopsy witch is when the lesion is cut out and the skin is stitched closed. Also there is Superficial skin surgery, This excision works well for small tumors. It is a quick technique that uses local anesthesia. There is Cryotherapy, This works by freezing superficial skin lesion with liquid nitrogen. It works on small, BCCs on the trunk and limbs You can prevent this cancer just by being carful in the sun and wearing sunscreen on the skin where it is exposed to sunlight. Basal Cell Carcinoma is diagnosed by having multiple symtoms of the cancer
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. There are three types of skin cancer, Basal cell, squamous cells and melanoma. You can get skin cancer by being exposed to ultraviolet light (UV). Ways to protect your skin from the sun is to, stay in the shade, wear clothing that covers your arms and legs, wear sunglasses that can block UVA and UVB rays and wear sunscreen that is higher then 15 SPF. It is important to wear sunscreen even if its not super hot and sunny out. The sun rays can get to you through the clouds so it is important to wear it all the time throughout all of the seasons.