This nonmelanoma skin cancer may appear as a firm red nodule, a scaly growth that bleeds or develops a crust, or a sore that doesn't heal. It most often occurs on the nose, forehead, ears, lower lip, hands, and other sun-exposed areas of the body. Squamous cell carcinoma is curable if caught and treated early.
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Getting in the habit of checking your skin will help you notice changes. Checking monthly. Given time to grow, treatment for skin cancer becomes more difficult.
Some types of skin cancer spread along the nerves. If this happens, it can cause itching, pain, numbness, tingling, or a feeling like there is ants crawling under .
Skin cancers are most likely to appear on skin that is exposed to the sun, such as your face or neck.