The squamous cell or squamous cell carcinoma
Squamous cell carcinoma is the second most common skin cancer. Fair-skinned people have the highest risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma. It mainly affects older people who have been exposed to the sun for many years. Unfortunately, due to changing leisure habits, squamous cell carcinomas are also increasingly occurring in younger patients. In addition to permanent exposure to light, radioactive radiation, radiation treatments (light and X-ray radiation), chronic inflammation, immune suppression and particularly pronounced scars can be causally involved in the development. Squamous cell carcinomas are malignant skin tumors which, if they grow unchecked, destroy adjacent structures and can thus cause great damage. With early, complete removal, squamous cell carcinomas of the skin can usually be finally and completely cured. Metastasis to lymph nodes and distant organs is possible in cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma and occurs primarily in thicker, advanced tumors. There is a higher risk of metastasis in immunocompromised patients, e.g. after organ transplantation.
It is extremely important to contact us at the slightest unclear change in the skin. In most cases, early detection of this skin disease can prevent serious consequences.