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13. Picture of Squamous Cell Carcinoma 2

Picture of Squamous Cell Carcinoma (2 of 2)
Image Source: Fitzpatrick's Color Atlas & Synopsis of Clinical DermatologyKlaus Wolff, Richard Allen Johnson, Dick SuurmondCopyright 2005, 2001, 1997, 1993 by The McGraw-Hill Companies. All Rights reserved.
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Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is a type of skin cancer that occurs due to excess UV sun exposure. These cancers may crust or bleed. The pictured SCC is a red lesion with a nodule and areas of thickening (hyperkeratosis). It is easy to differentiate a nodular basal cell carcinoma (BCC) from a squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) because BCC does not develop hyperkeratosis.

Image Source: Fitzpatrick's Color Atlas & Synopsis of Clinical Dermatology Klaus Wolff, Richard Allen Johnson, Dick Suurmond Copyright 2005, 2001, 1997, 1993 by The McGraw-Hill Companies. All Rights reserved.

Text Reference: "Squamous Cell Carcinoma." Skin Cancer Foundation.

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