Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) is the Second Most Common Form of Skin Cancer.
People who have the following features are at highest risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma:
- Fair skin
- Light hair
- Blue, green, or gray eyes
- Precancerous lesions (actinic keratosis, actinic cheiltis, leukoplakia and Bowen’s disease)
- Substantial sun exposure
- Previous BCC or SCC
- Chronic inflammatory skin conditions or chronic infections
But anyone with a history of substantial sun exposure is at increased risk. Those whose occupations require long hours outside or who spend their leisure time in the sun are also at risk.