SCC (Squamous Cell Carcinoma Antigen)

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Immunohemistry

SCC (Squamous Cell Carcinoma Antigen) is a specific tumor marker crucial in the diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring of certain types of cancer. This test measures the level of SCC antigen, a protein that typically increases in individuals with squamous cell carcinoma, particularly in cancers of the lung, cervix, head, neck, and esophagus. On the IntroLab website, we provide detailed information about this test to help you understand its importance and how results are interpreted.

What is SCC (Squamous Cell Carcinoma Antigen)?

SCC antigen is a protein normally produced in squamous epithelial cells, but its level may be elevated in some types of cancer. Squamous epithelium is a type of tissue that lines many parts of the body, including the skin, respiratory tract, and digestive tract.

Why is measuring this parameter important?

Measuring the level of SCC antigen is crucial for early detection and monitoring the treatment of squamous cell carcinoma. An elevated level of this antigen in the blood can indicate the presence of a malignant tumor. Additionally, this test can be useful for monitoring therapy response and detecting recurrence.

When should this test be done?

Your doctor may recommend an SCC analysis if you have symptoms that suggest the possibility of squamous cell carcinoma, such as:

  • chronic cough
  • weight loss
  • skin changes
  • swallowing difficulties

The test may also be part of routine screening if you have an increased risk of this type of cancer, for example, if you are a smoker or have previously been treated for this type of cancer.

How are the results interpreted?

The results of the SCC analysis are interpreted in the context of your symptoms, medical history, and other tests. Generally, an elevated level of SCC antigen can indicate the presence of squamous cell carcinoma. However, some non-cancerous conditions, such as psoriasis, liver cirrhosis, or renal insufficiency, can also lead to elevated levels of this antigen.

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Uzorak: Venous blood

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