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Squamous cell carcinoma skin cancer excision site. Close-up of the healing surgical site three weeks after removal of a squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) from the face of a 69-year-old male patient. SCC is a form of skin cancer that arises from squamous cells - flat scale-like cells in the upper layers of the skin. It is the second most common type of skin cancer and mostly affects the elderly. Treatment is with surgical removal of the tumour, combined with radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Image C037/0921 shows the carcinoma before excision.
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