Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma Chapter uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Granular Cell Tumor
  • Keratoacanthoma
  • Soft Tissue Neoplasms


  • © 2012, Springer Science+Business Media, LLC. All rights reserved.Nonmelanoma skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, with over one million cases in 2008. Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) represents approximately 20% of all skin cancer cases and is the second most common skin cancer after basal cell carcinoma (BCC). It is estimated the lifetime risk for developing an SCC in Caucasian males is 9–14% and in women, 4–9% [1]. The incidence of cSCC is increasing with the highest incidence occurring in patients over the age of 85 [2, 3].

publication date

  • January 2012



  • Book Chapter


Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/978-0-387-09424-3_3

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 57

end page

  • 74