Squamous cell Carcinoma (SCC) is a type of skin cancer which usually presents as non healing ulcers but can grow below the skin and spread to draining nodes or distant organs.
Squamous Cell Carcinoma can spread to the draining lymph nodes or distant organs.
Wide local excision of the primary tumour is curable in non metastatic disease. Most of the patients with SCC will require some kind of reconstructive surgery (split skin grafting or flap) to cover the defect. For patients with lymph node metastasis, a radical lymph node dissection will often be required.
Surgery is curable in non metastatic SCC.
In patients with metastatic disease, survival depends upon the extent of distant metastasis and feasibility for resection.