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A 31-year-old female asked about a 74-year-old female:

Squamous cell carcinoma, no skincancer. normal x ray/ct scan of lungs/abdomen/breasts/colon. metastasis in lymphnodes under armpits/collarbone. cough, weightloss, sob. ex smoker, nicorette addict. no primary tumour found. what type of cancer?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Squamous: Disseminated squamous cell carcinomas with no obvious primary often are ultimately found to have arisen in the nasal sinuses. There are even protocols for treating "squamous cell carcinoma of unknown primary". We may still have something to offer that's worthwhile. Best wishes.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
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Thanks for your kind words and for the follow-up
Jul 13, 2017

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