Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC)
Survivability of Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC)
The survivability of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is a concern when any patient is diagnosed with skin cancer. For the most part, surviving SCC has a high probability since this skin cancer is localized and is nonmelanoma. Moreover, squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and basal cell carcinoma (BCC) statistics are not tracked by national cancer registries and agencies to compare results with melanomas.
Prognosis of SCC is successful when patients are diagnosed early on, and undergo treatment to remove this cancer from the affected regions. However, there is a risk that SCC may return in the future. While follow-up care is recommended to address new and pre-existing skin conditions, individuals are urged to conduct self-examinations once a month to identify potential skin issues. Early detection of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and other types of skin cancer can minimize the effects of the cancer.