Any suspicious growth should be examined by your dermatologist as soon as possibe. Typically, а biopsy will be performed. А thin layer of skin containing and surrounding the lesion will be removed, most often with local anesthesia. А dermatopathologist will then microscopically examine the sample and diagnose whether or not it is an SCC.
There are several effective ways to treat squamous cell carcinoma. Your doctor will make а recommendation based on factors including the location, size, depth of penetration, and subtype of SCC present. Your age and general health will also be considered when making this recommendation.
Treatment options may include: