If you have a history of sun exposure and want to ensure your skin is at its maximum health, our medical providers at Skin Care Doctors can diagnose and treat squamous cell carcinoma.
Who Gets SCC?
Squamous cell carcinoma is a type of non-melanoma skin cancer that can affect anyone, but some individuals may be at higher risk than others. Some factors that increase the risk of developing SCC include UV exposure, fair skin, age (more commonly above 50), immune system suppression, exposure to certain chemicals or radiation, and gender (affecting more men than women). People who use tanning beds often have a much higher risk of getting SCC and tend to get it earlier in life. Women frequently get SCC on their lower legs, but people of any gender can get SCC on any body part, including inside the mouth, lips, and genitals.