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Close-up of the shin of the leg in an adult patient, showing the site where squamous cell carcinoma (skin cancer) was cut out (excised surgically). This second most common type of skin cancer affects the upper squamous cells of the skin, but tumours may spread (metastasise) to other parts of the body. It is commonly caused by sun damage.
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