What is the appropriate management after removal of a squamous cell carcinoma from the skin?
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After removal of a squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the skin, patients are at very high risk of recurrence and should undergo an annual total body skin evaluation. (SOR C, based on expert opinion.) Regular use of sunscreen reduces the risk of a subsequent SCC developing. (SOR B, based on a randomized controlled trial.)
Evidence Based Practice 12(3): 06.