The Symptoms of Squamous Cell Carcinoma
The symptoms of squamous cell carcinoma often appear as scaly, irritated skin, or elevated growths similar to warts. Only a trained physician or specialist can decide for sure if it is squamous cell carcinoma. If you believe you may have a squamous cell carcinoma, see a doctor right away. In general, any change in a preexisting skin growth, such as wounds or sores that fail to heal, or the development of new growths on the skin, should be consulted on with a doctor immediately.
THE SYMPTOMS OF SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA: 4 WARNING SIGNS
- Scaly Patches
A constant, persistent patch of scaly red skin with irregular borders is a common sign of early stage squamous cell carcinoma. For example, a wound or sore that appears crusty, and occasionally bleeds.
- Elevated Growths
Elevated growths on the skin with a central depression, like the shape of a volcano, are other symptoms of squamous cell carcinoma. These growths can rapidly increase in size, and bleed occasionally as well.
- Open Sores
Open sores that persist for weeks on end, alternating between crusting and bleeding, are another major symptom of squamous cell carcinoma.
- Wart-Like Growths
Another symptom of squamous cell carcinoma includes growths with an appearance similar to that of a wart. These growths occasionally bleed and crust.
If you think you might have a squamous cell carcinoma, contact your doctor immediately. If you are seeking treatment for a squamous cell or basal cell carcinoma, consider the SRT-100™ as an alternative to Mohs surgery.
The SRT-100™ delivers precise bursts of Superficial Radiotherapy to the affected area. The treatment is painless, and there is no downtime afterwards. Interested in learning more about the SRT-100™? Contact Sensus Healthcare today or ask your doctor if the SRT-100™ is the right treatment for you.