SCC follow-up

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Squamous Cell Carcinoma Follow-up

If Breslow Depth:

  • < 2 mm   – Discharge
  • 2 – 6 mm – 6 monthly for 3 years (possibly with GP)
  • > 6 mm   – 4 monthly for 2 years + 6 monthly for 3 years

Move up category if:

  • Perineural invasion
  • Lip, ear, pre-existing scar or recurrent
  • Over 20mm in diameter
  • Poorly differentiated
  • Immunosuppressed

Each visit:

  • Full skin check
  • Signs of local, regional recurrence
  • Lymphadenopathy or organomegaly
  • New lesions
  • Sun advice

Ensure patient has received war pensions form if they have been in military service in sunny climates