Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)
SCC is related to chronic sun damage or trauma such as ulcers, burns or chemicals and is more common in middle-aged and older people.
Sun-exposure, pale skin and blonde/red hair and outdoor work or recreation are all linked to the development of SCC.
SCC’s area mostly found in sun exposed areas like the tops of the ears, scalp, backs of the hands and may develop from actinic keratoses.
Often they are thick and scaly and tender to touch.
Although not as dangerous as melanoma, SCC’s can metastasize to lymph nodes and invade nerves especially if left untreated or if on the ears or lower lip.