Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the second most common form of skin cancer. It arises because of excessive sun exposure over time. The majority of SCCs can be cured by surgical excision. It is important that SCCs are detected early as the chance of cure is much greater.
A small number of SCCs may recur in the original area, or in the nearby lymph nodes. Regular checkups are required for those individuals who have been diagnosed with an SCC that is at high risk of recurring.