Squamous Cell Carcinoma (Bowen's Disease)

About- Squamous cell carcinoma of the skin is a type of skin cancer that develops in the squamous cells that make up the middle and outer layer of the skin.


Squamous cell carcinoma mostly occurs in areas exposed to UV radiation, such as the face, ear, and hands. However, it can also appear in the mouth, in the anal area, and on the genitals.
 A firm raised red bump that continues to grow
 The growth may also crust or bleed
 A flat sore with a scaly crust
 A new sore or growth on an old scar, mole, or birthmark
 A scaly, reddish patch of skin
 Mouth ulcer or rough patch inside the mouth
 A red, raised patch or wart-like sore on or in the anus or on the genitals
 Existing lesions or sores may not heal quickly

Squamous cell carcinoma of the skin occurs due to DNA error of the flat, thin squamous cells in the outer layer of the skin. Damage of the DNA in skin cells mostly results from ultraviolet (UV) radiation found in sunlight and in commercial tanning lamps and tanning beds.

Risk Factors

 History of precancerous skin lesions
 A history of skin cancer
 A history of sunburns
 Fair skin
 Genetic disorder
 Prolong sun exposure
 Use of tanning beds
 Weakened immune system

Specialists to visit

 Radiation Oncologist

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