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We offer a skin screening and biopsy to identify and surgically remove squamous cell carcinoma with MOFS surgery or Mohs pathology in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 

We provide a skin screening and biopsy to identify and surgically remove squamous cell carcinoma with MOFS surgery or Mohs pathology. Patients often ask, “What is squamous cell cancer?” It is:

  • The second most common type of nonmelanoma skin cancer
  • Unlike basal cell carcinoma, and it can be associated with a greater risk of spread or metastasis
  • Known to have an increased risk to develop cancer if the patient has a history of ultraviolet sunlight radiation exposure and fair skin

Since the 1960s, it has been estimated that the incidence of squamous cell carcinoma has increased by 200%. Efforts to control the rising incidence of squamous cell carcinoma center around preventative measures such as:

  • Avoidance of indoor tanning 
  • Usage of sunblock with UVA and UVB wavelength coverage

Squamous cell cancer may appear as a:

  • Superficial red scaling lesion
  • Raised red lesion with a central ulcer
  • Flatter ulcerated area which may bleed on occasion

The diagnosis of squamous cell cancer, like basal cell cancer, is through a biopsy and pathology review under a microscope. Fortunately, most squamous cell carcinomas are small and superficial and thus are very low-risk tumors. There are topical remedies such as electrodessication and cryosurgery for very superficial squamous cell cancers, which are effective. The most definitive treatment for squamous cell cancer is surgical excision with a microscopic review of the margins to ensure complete removal. The FSCC feels our MOFS (Multiple Oriented Frozen Section) surgery or removal with Mohs pathology with our SPL pathologists may be appropriate for some high-risk and recurrent tumors.

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