What is the difference between cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) and head-and-neck squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)?

Updated: Jul 08, 2020
  • Author: Talib Najjar, DMD, MDS, PhD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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By convention, the term head-and-neck SCC typically refers to SCC of the mucosal linings of the oral cavity and upper respiratory tract, while cSCC involves the skin.

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