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Why Invasive Squamous Cell Skin Cancer Is More Difficult To Treat
Anyone who has ever had to deal with basal and squamous cell skin cancer most likely had it cut out by their dermatologist and moved on with their life. If all skin cancers could be treated this way, no one would die from it. Those who are fortunate enough to receive the most basic treatment are the ones who detected the cancer in it’s early stages. One type of skin cancer however that’s not so easy to treat is referred to as invasive squamous cell skin cancer. This is a type that has penetrated deeply into the skin. Because of this, it also has a greater chance of affecting your internal organs.
Once it spreads to your internal organs, skin cancer becomes fatal. This is why it’s critical to see a dermatologist if you are experiencing any warning signs, especially if you have invasive squamous cell skin cancer. This should not be taken lightly since it can be cured so easily when caught early enough.
People Most At Risk
So, who is at the greatest risk of acquiring invasive squamous cell skin cancer? Regardless of race, gender, age, and so on, almost anyone is capable of getting skin cancer. All it takes is to spend too much time under the sun’s harmful rays without protecting your skin. Though, invasive squamous cell skin cancer is more likely to affect those who are older than 50, those most exposed to x-rays and chemicals, and for people who have light skin, eyes, and hair.
If any of those categories applies to you, then it’s important to closely monitor what’s going on with your skin. See a dermatologist immediately if you ever notice anything unusual, such as a sore not healing or a raised bump.
Invasive squamous cell skin cancer is the most dangerous of all skin cancers, so take it as seriously as any other cancer. The reason is because it’s already begun to establish itself deep in the skin, so it’s far more likely to reach your internal organs. One might say that you still have radiation and possibly chemotherapy available under these circumstances. The problem is invasive squamous cell skin cancer has progressed significantly so there is no guarantee that either will be effective.
The best approach of course is to take all the necessary steps to avoid skin cancer in the first place. Your next best bet is to identify it early so you won’t have to resort to radiation or chemo, which is no fun at all to go through.
Get checked on periodically if you are exposed to the sun a lot so you can stay on top of your condition. This way, you will always know where you stand and can look forward to a long and healthy life!