Last Updated: 2013-11-25
Malignant tumor of keratinocytes arising in the epidermis of the skin.
Second most common nonmelanoma skin cancer worldwide.
Cumulative ultraviolet exposure, most commonly from the sun, and immunosuppression are major risk factors.
Treatments include nonsurgical destruction (e.g., using cryotherapy), topical chemotherapy, traditional surgical excision, and Mohs micrographic surgery.
Squamous cell carcinoma on the dorsal hand with evidence of extensive sun damage
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