Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is a types of skin cancer that is not melanoma, but is still skin cancer. There are many different forms of SCC, which range from a superficial variant to more invasive types. SCC originates from the stratum corneum, the most superficial layer, of the epidermis.
Squamous cell carcinoma can grow or invade locally, as well as spread to distant sites. There are particular high-risk areas for this, so you should have any SCC examined. Marc Seifman aims to guide you with your decision making process regarding any skin lesion you may have.
Will I have a scar?
Any time you have surgery that affects all the layers of the skin, a scar is formed. As a fully trained Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Marc Seifman is experienced in techniques that aim to both minimise any scarring, as well as hide the scarring in less noticeable places.
Does it have to be removed?
If you have a skin lesion which has been diagnosed as SCC, it should be treated. Depending on the type of SCC, you may be able to trial some other therapy options instead of surgery, which may include topical therapy with special medical creams. Marc Seifman can discuss this with you and aims to help guide you with your decision making process.