When detected early, squamous cell carcinoma is highly treatable and even curable. Early detection of squamous cell carcinoma offers the most successful treatment outcomes and the least impact to the skin around the lesion. The lesion will need to be removed immediately following a diagnosis to prevent the spread. Complexions Dermatology will examine your skin and perform a skin biopsy to remove a part or all of the lesion which will help guide an accurate diagnosis of your particular skin lesion. An accurate diagnosis of your skin lesion is essential when planning the most effective treatment options for squamous cell carcinoma.
Depending on the location and how early the SCC is detected, Complexions Dermatology may offer surgical excision to remove the cancerous area of skin. The goal is to remove all of the squamous cell carcinoma, including a margin of skin around the lesion to ensure that all of the cancer cells have been removed. The margins will be sent to pathology to validate that no cancer cells are present and the surgical excision procedure was successful.
If you notice any change in your skin or an area of skin that appears irritated and does not heal quickly, contact Complexions Dermatology at our Danville location (434) 792-0423 or our Colonial Heights location (804) 805-8442. Our team of highly trained skin experts has experience and expertise in diagnosing and treating skin cancers such as squamous cell carcinoma.