Cancer - skin - squamous cell; Skin cancer - squamous cell; Nonmelanoma skin cancer - squamous cell; NMSC - squamous cell
The main symptom of squamous cell skin cancer is a growing bump that may have a rough, scaly surface and flat reddish patches.
The bump is usually located on the face, ears, neck, hands, or arms, but may occur on other areas.
A sore that does not heal can be a sign of squamous cell cancer. Any change in an existing
Signs and tests
Your doctor will check your skin and look at the size, shape, color, and texture of any suspicious areas.
If skin cancer is a possibility, a piece of skin will be removed from the area and examined under a microscope. This is called a skin
There are many types of skin biopsies. The exact procedure depends on the location of the suspected skin cancer.