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What is stage 2 squamous cell carcinoma?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Stage 2 squamous cell carcinoma is the third stage of development of a relatively common type of skin cancer. It begins in the squamous cells, or keratinocytes, which are the major cells that make up the outer layer of skin. Stage 2 squamous cell carcinoma causes scaly, red patches to form on skin, often in sun-exposed areas like the face and neck. During stage 2, squamous cell carcinoma is quite treatable because the tumor still hasn't spread past the skin, but it can spread to other areas of the body if it's left untreated.

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