Squamous cell carcinoma tends to
manifested, firstly, by flat reddish patches with a scaly brownish contour. When
you scratch the lesion, it tends to bleed. Later, a growing bump that may have a rough, scaly surface can be
formed. The parts of the skin most often affected by the tumor are sun-exposed areas: upper lip, scalp, external
ear, back of hands and forearms, the ends of the feet and genitals.
In general, the appearance
of the tumor is more or less rounded, regular or bumpy. Sometimes, the tumor is ulcerated. White-yellowish
appearance can also develop on the edges.
Here are some guidelines
that can help you differentiate a squamous cell carcinoma lesion from other less serious skin
tumor develops in a pre-existing
scar or ulcer
tumor commonly presents on sun-exposed areas
tumor bleeds intermittent, and does not want to heal
tumor has hard, raised edges
tumor grows relatively slowly
appearance of the tumor is highly variable
tumor tend to lie below the level of the surrounding skin
- development of a flat
and white patch inside your mouth
- Occurrence of a sudden
firm and red nodule on your face, lower lip, ears, neck, hands or arms.
Squamous Cell Carcinoma Risk
Factors Squamous Cell Carcinoma Complications