Squamous cell carcinoma is a common form of skin cancer that develops in the squamous cells that make up the middle and outer layers of the skin. Though usually not life-threatening, this cancer can be aggressive. If left untreated, squamous cell carcinoma can grow large and spread to other parts of the body, causing serious complications. The good news is that treatment for Squamous Cell Carcinoma can be quick and painless with the SRT-100™!
Causes of Squamous Cell Carcinoma
In most cases, squamous cell carcinoma results from prolonged exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, either from sunlight or from tanning beds or lamps. Other causes can include fair skin, a history of sunburns, a weakened immune system, and a personal history of skin cancer. Avoiding UV rays help reduce your risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma and other forms of skin cancer.
Symptoms of Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Squamous cell carcinoma typically occurs on sun-exposed skin, such as your scalp, the backs of your hands, ears, or lips. But it can occur anywhere on your body, including inside your mouth or on the bottoms of your feet! The symptoms include scaly patches, raised growths, open sores, or wart-like growths on the skin. In general, any change in pre-existing skin growth should be consulted with a doctor immediately.
Treatment For Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Suggested treatment for squamous cell carcinoma depends on the size, location, and aggressiveness of the tumor. Traditionally, squamous cell carcinoma was treated with Mohs surgery, involving invasive incisions that cut through healthy tissue. Unfortunately, this typically leads to a long recovery period and unpleasant scarring. Sensus Healthcare helps reduce this by offering a non-surgical treatment option – the SRT-100™!
The SRT-100™ is a painless, non-surgical treatment option, utilizing Superficial Radiation Therapy to successfully treat non-melanoma skin cancers and keloids. There is no need for anesthesia, minimal risk of infection and scarring, and no need for reconstructive surgery with this treatment. Contact Sensus Healthcare today for more information about this incredible treatment for Squamous Cell Carcinoma or to find treatment near you!