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Carcinoma, Squamous Cell


Synonyms of Carcinoma, Squamous Cell
  • Carcinoma, Epirmoid Intradermal
  • Skin Cancer, Squamous Cell Type

Disorder Subdivisions

  • Bowen's Disease


General Discussion
Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the second most common skin cancer with between 200,000 and 250,000 cases reported each year. It is a malignant cancer that usually develops from the epidermis and/or the mucous lining of the body cavities (epithelium), but may occur anywhere on the body. SCC most often affects individuals who are exposed to large amounts of sunlight. Susceptibility is related to the amount of melanin pigment in the skin, and light-skinned persons are most vulnerable. With appropriate treatment, it is usually curable.

Organizations related to Carcinoma, Squamous Cell
  • American Cancer Society, Inc.
    1599 Clifton Road NE
    Atlanta GA 30329
    Phone #: 404-320-3333
    800 #: 800-227-2345
    e-mail: N/A
    Home page: http://www.cancer.org
  • Esophageal Cancer Awareness Association, Inc.
    PO Box 3842
    Ithica NY 14850-3842
    Phone #: 607-257-1141
    800 #: 866-370-3222
    e-mail: jgillett@ecaware.org
    Home page: http://www.ecaware.org/
  • Friends of Cancer Research
    2231 Crystal Drive
    Arlington VA 22202
    Phone #: 703-302-1503
    800 #: N/A
    e-mail: info@focr.org
    Home page: http://www.focr.org
  • Lance Armstrong Foundation
    PO Box 161550
    Austin TX 78716-1150
    Phone #: 512-236-8820
    800 #: 866-235-7205
    e-mail: N/A
    Home page: http://www.livestrong.org
  • National Cancer Institute
    6116 Executive Blvd, MSC 8322, Room 3036A
    Bethesda MD 20892-8322
    Phone #: 301-435-3848
    800 #: 800-422-6237
    e-mail: N/A
    Home page: http://www.cancer.gov
  • OncoLink: The University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center Resource
    3400 Spruce Street
    Philadelphia PA 19104-4283
    Phone #: 215-349-5445
    800 #: --
    e-mail: editors@oncolink.upenn.edu
    Home page: http://www.oncolink.upenn.edu
  • Skin Cancer Foundation
    245 Fifth Avenue
    New York NY 10016
    Phone #: N/A
    800 #: 800-754-6490
    e-mail: info@skincancer.org
    Home page: http://www.skincancer.org
  • Wellness Community
    919 18th Street N.W.
    Washington DC 20006
    Phone #: 202-659-9709
    800 #: 888-793-9355
    e-mail: help@thewellnesscommunity.org
    Home page: http://www.thewellnesscommunity.org



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