Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Squamous cell carcinoma of the skin is a common form of skin cancer that develops in the squamous cells that make up the middle and outer layer of the skin. Most squamous cell carcinomas are also caused by prolonged exposure to ultraviolet radiation, either from sunlight or from tanning beds or lamps. Avoiding ultraviolet light helps reduce your risk of squamous cell carcinoma of the skin and other forms of skin cancer.