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What are the odds of a squamous cell skin cancer spreading to lymph nodes

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Very high: Neglected sqamous cell skin cancer is a very lethal lesion. It rapidly penetrates to deeper layers of skin , spread to regional lymph nodes. Early det ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
43 years experience Surgical Oncology
Depends: Most squamous cancers of the skin do not metastasize but some do. Many factors involved including the size of the tumor, its location, and microscopi ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Press
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
Rare but happens: While basal cell skin cancers almost never metastasize to lymph nodes, squamous cell cancers do, but rarely.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Buchsbaum
30 years experience Radiation Oncology
It can.: Skin cancer (basal cell in particular) is often slow to go to the lymph nodes. In general, squamous cell cancer can and the larger and more agressive ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
Low: If the squamous cell cancer is truly on the skin of your face, then the risk is low for small lesions. If the squamous cell cancer is on the lining o ... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
No: That would be highly unlikely.
A 86-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Significant: Cancers spread by either blood vessels or lymphatic pathways. Lymph nodes are collections of tissue along the lymphatic pathways, and are common plac ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Very good & curable: What kind of testicular cance- seminoma vs non seminoma? How is the ldh? Afp?B-hcg? Any spreading to other organ besides lymph nodes? What therapy did ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Schleimer
37 years experience Orthodontics
Depends: There are so many variables to consider. The area involved, the pathologists report as to staging. The age and general immune health of the patient. ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
With treatment : Lymph node cancers (lymphomas) are often curable but they require chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy.
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A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Wait to Worry: You should not be thinking about death unless your Cancer is growing or spreading(called Metastasis). Most people with growing cancer develop symptoms ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denis Winder
57 years experience Plastic Surgery
Hard to know: It depends on where the cancer came from. Most cancerous nodes in this area would be from lip cancer, floor of the mouth cancer, cancer of the gum. Wi ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
22 years experience General Surgery
Unknown: This is an impossible question to answer for an individual. Clearly, it is less for someone with the above findings than it is for someone who doesn' ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vinod Shidham
Specializes in Pathology
Need surg-path : Depends on the depth of invasion. Commonly used staging is based on TNM approach. You have pn0- (but do not know the depth of tumor invasion in the c ... Read More
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A 78-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raja Mudad
31 years experience Medical Oncology
Unusual: Very unusual to present with bone metastases. Likelihood there is nothing outside the neck.
A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig Smith
34 years experience Urology
Virtually none: The only way to confirm prostate cancer is through a biopsy. Prostate needle biopsies are most often done transrectally and there is not been any evid ... Read More
A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Lymph Nodes are a...: ...Window into the rest of the body, meaning, when breast cancer is found in the axillary nodes we assume it is elsewhere. Removing cancerous lymph no ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Not easy to tell: It's common to have a palpable node or two there. Metastatic disease tends to produce large nodes and they may be matted and/or fixed to the chest. If ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Possible: Most of the skin metastasis in local area of breast as set lite metastasis in advanced breast cancer, out side breast skin metastasis is rare and ... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Stage i means no lymph node spread or in tna classification t1 in t1a no lymph vascular invasion in t1b into sub endothelial connective t ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Fero
30 years experience Medical Oncology
CA cell line: The A549 cell line originated from a male patients bronchoalveolar lung carcinoma. Cell lines often acquire additional mutations that facilitates thei ... Read More

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