The second most frequent kind of skin cancer, Squamous Cell Carcinoma affects over one million people in the United States every year. This form of skin cancer is caused by excessive exposure to UV light. Those who live in areas which are warm year round or people who frequently use sunbeds are at a high risk of developing Squamous Cell Carcinoma skin cancer. Tumors usually develop in areas of the body which receive the most exposure to UV light. However, Squamous Cell Carcinoma tumors can also develop in other parts of the body.
As Squamous Cell Carcinoma can be fatal, it is extremely important that you receive treatment as soon as possible. Thanks to the advanced surgical technologies and procedures used at Kayal Dermatology, your chances of making a full recovery are greatly increased. Dr. Kayal is one of the most respected surgeons in the field of Mohs micrographic surgery which concerns the treatment of skin, neck and head cancers. In the Atlanta, Georgia area, Dr. Kayal provides excellent care and treatment options for patients suffering from Squamous Cell Carcinoma and other medical conditions.
Symptoms of Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Squamous Cell Carcinoma tumors usually have the appearance of warts, open sores, or scaly feeling abnormalities on the top layer of skin. The tumors will sometimes bleed or become crusted over. If you find something which looks like this kind of tumor with a depression in the center, it is very likely that you have developed Squamous Cell Carcinoma skin cancer.
It is essential to your potential recovery that you have symptoms checked as soon as they develop. Dr. Kayal has extensive experience and expertise in the diagnosis of skin cancers, so your care will be in the best hands possible. Squamous Cell Carcinoma sufferers in the Atlanta area can contact Kayal Dermatology for a consultation and to discuss treatment options, including surgery.