squamous cell carcinoma

Squamous-cell carcinomas (SCCs) are different types of cancer that begin in squamous cells.
Squamous cells are on the surface of the skin, on the lining of hollow organs in the body, and on the lining of the respiratory and digestive tracts.

Typical locations are:

  • bladder
  • cervix
  • esophagus
  • head and neck
  • lung
  • skin
  • thyroid
  • penis
  • prostate
  • vagina