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Squamous Cell (SCC) Treatment

UV rays from the sun and tanning beds are the leading cause of nonmelanoma skin cancers, including cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). The squamous skin cells are found on the surface of the skin, and they can be damaged from overexposure to sunlight and UV radiation, resulting in mutated or cancerous cells. SCC accounts for the second highest number of skin cancer cases after basal cell carcinoma. At MJR Dermatology, we provide diagnosis and squamous cell (SCC) treatment at our medical center in Lawrenceville, GA.

There are an estimated 1.8 million cases of squamous cell carcinoma diagnosed each year. This type of skin cancer is treatable when detected early, but it can spread to other areas of the body. Dr. Matthew Reschly has helped countless patients with SCC over the last few decades overcome their disease with aggressive treatment to remove these cancerous skin lesions.

Symptoms of SCC

Changes in the squamous cells can result in sores and growths that appear on the skin. These are usually in areas that are exposed to UV radiation or sunlight, such as the face, scalp, ears, chest, shoulders, hands, arms or lips, but they can occur in hidden areas like the genitals. Some of the early signs of SCC lesions include:

  • Open sores that do not heal
  • Scaly red patches
  • Thick, rough growths that look like warts
  • Raised bump with indentation in the middle
  • Crusty or bleeding growths

When you have an abnormal skin growth, it is vital to have it examined by an experienced dermatologist. SCC lesions can be effectively treated, usually with Mohs surgery, in the early stages. Dr. Reschly is a highly skilled Mohs surgeon that offers SCC treatment at our medical center in the North Atlanta area. He can provide a biopsy and diagnosis, and if you have an SCC lesion, he can provide a thorough treatment plan to protect your health.

If you have SCC symptoms, do not wait to receive a diagnosis and possible treatment. Contact our team at MJR Dermatology if you have concerns about a growth on your skin. Call our medical clinic in MJR Dermatology near Duluth in Gwinnett County to book an appointment with Dr. Reschly for a skin cancer evaluation and treatment consultation.

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Matthew J. Reschly, M.D., PC


2000 Riverside Pkwy, Suite 100
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Located on the lower Courtyard Level

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