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.
Unlike other forms of skin cancer, BCC tends to grow and affect tissues locally, rather than spread to distant sites. There still is a chance that it can spread, and there are particular high-risk areas for this, so you should have any BCC examined. Marc Seifman aims to guide you with your decision making process regarding any skin lesion you may have.