Câncer de células escamosas (tumor )

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Squamous cell cancer (tumor)

Description: Description

Squamous cell carcinoma is a common form of skin cancer that develops in the thin, flat squamous cells that make up the outer layer of the skin.

Squamous cell carcinoma is usually not life-threatening, though it can be aggressive in some cases. Untreated, squamous cell carcinoma can grow large or spread to other parts of your body, causing serious complications.

Signs and symptoms of squamous cell carcinoma include: a firm, red nodule, flat sore with a scaly crust, new sore or raised area on an old scar or ulcer, a rough, scaly patch on your lip that may evolve to an open sore, a red sore or rough patch inside your mouth, a raised patch or wart-like sore on or in the anus or on your genitals.

Causes and Risk factors

Most squamous cell carcinomas result from prolonged exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, either from sunlight or from tanning beds or lamps. Avoiding UV light helps reduce your risk of squamous cell carcinoma and other forms of skin cancer.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Tests and procedures used to diagnosed squamous cell carcinoma include: physical exam, removing a sample for testing.

Most squamous cell carcinomas can be completely removed with relatively minor surgery or occasionally with a topical medication. The squamous cell carcinoma treatments that are best for a patient depends on the size, location and aggressiveness of the tumor, as well as patients own preferences. ...

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