Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Squamous cell carcinoma is the second most common skin cancer after basal cell carcinoma. They usually appear as thick, rough, scaly patches that may bleed easily. They often look like warts and sometimes appear as open sores. The skin around the site may exhibit signs of wrinkling, pigment changes, and loss of elasticity.

Unlike basal cell carcinoma, this form of cancer can metastasize, or spread to other parts of the body.  Therefore, it is important to get early treatment.