Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Orlando, FL

Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the second most common type of skin cancer. This problem often occurs on skin that has been overexposed to the sun's rays, causing rough patches, wart-like growths, or scabs that may tear open and bleed. Squamous cell carcinoma can also develop out of actinic keratoses and scaly skin bumps that arise out of overexposure to the sun. Most SCCs can be successfully treated if they're identified and addressed early enough, which is why it's crucial to schedule regular preventive skin cancer screenings. Our Pure Skin Dermatology & Aesthetics staff has years of experience performing comprehensive skin assessments to diagnose squamous cell carcinoma and other varieties of skin cancer. We are proud to use the most state-of-the-art skin cancer removal methods in the event that SCC is diagnosed. Connect with our team in Orlando, FL to set up a consultation, and protect your skin's health.

We offer a selection of treatment options for squamous cell carcinoma. The treatment we recommend will depend on how far the SCC has grown into the skin and whether or not it has spread to other areas. Like many skin cancers, SCC is easier to address in its early stages, which is why we emphasize routine skin assessments at our Orlando, FL practice. Treatment courses for squamous cell carcinoma typically include medications, a surgical excision (to remove the growth), cryotherapy ("freezing" the site with liquid nitrogen), or electrodessication and curettage. In some cases, we may refer you to a specialist for Mohs surgery or radiation treatments. Our team will go over your treatment options with you more thoroughly in your consultation.

Signs of SCC can manifest anywhere on the body, but they tend to show up most commonly on areas that get more sun exposure, including the lips, face, ears, scalp, legs, or arms. They frequently like rough, red, scaly areas; open sores; wart-like growths; or sores developing in an old scar. They may first develop as AKs (actinic keratosis), scaly spots that may appear red or white and are sometimes thick and rough. Some of the other common signs of squamous cell carcinoma include:

  • Itching
  • Skin sensitivity
  • Sores or growths that bleed

Please reach out to Pure Skin Dermatology & Aesthetics in Orlando, FL immediately if you are dealing with any scabs you believe could be related to squamous cell carcinoma.

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A short preventive skin cancer screening may just save your life. Contact Pure Skin Dermatology & Aesthetics to set up a visit for a comprehensive assessment at our office in Orlando, FL. Our compassionate dermatologists have the expertise to administer the ideal course of treatment and elite care for squamous cell carcinoma or any other skin concern you may have.

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