2. How is Squamous Cell Carcinoma Diagnosed?

Dermatologists perform examinations of possible SCCs, checking their color, shape, texture, and size. They may order skin biopsies if they suspect a malignant growth, which requires removing a small tissue sample to send to a laboratory for tests. During examinations, dermatologists may use a dermatoscope to inspect the lesion more closely. More advanced SCCs can sometimes be identified without a biopsy.

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