Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) is the second commonest and second most dangerous of skin cancers, especially on the head and neck.  The 60-year-old gentleman in the picture below noticed a new, tender lump only 3 weeks earlier.  Based on the appearance, rapid growth and tenderness, this was almost certainly an SCC, later proven by pathology.

Dr Jim Barnes removed the lesion under local anaesthetic in his rooms.  Two months later there is no sign of the cancer and the scar is healing well.  The scar will continue to fade over the next 12 months and typically become almost invisible.

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