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Skin Cancer Pictures, Part II: Squamous Cell Carcinoma

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Updated June 10, 2014

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Squamous Cell Skin Cancer Pictures - Introduction
Caption:Skin cancer. Light micrograph of a section through a squamous carcinoma of the skin. Whorls of enclosed keratin (green, centre left) are a common feature. Magnification: x120 when printed at 10 centimetres wide.
Science Photo Library - Steve Gschmeissner
Squamous cell carcinoma is second most common type of skin cancer, after basal cell carcinoma. Squamous cell cancer spreads faster than basal cell cancer, but still is usually relatively slow-growing. It can spread (metastasize) to other locations, including internal organs. Squamous cell lesions should be removed surgically as soon as they are diagnosed.

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