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What characterizes early stage squamous cell carcinoma?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Nothing: Even in the lung, squamous cell carcinomas are usually silent until they have become large enough to cause coughing up of blood -- one of the common ways in which it announces itself. On the skin, of course, a growing mass with a rough surface is (depending on how it looks) likely to be a squamous skin cancer; these are usually easy to cure. Good luck.
Answered on Dec 15, 2019
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