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Does squamous skin cancer go into the lymph nodes?

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Dr. Jeffrey Buchsbaum answered

Specializes in 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 it gets, the more likely this becomes. A good phyical exam can very much help with this issue. Then, imaging can often help with this, in particular pet/ct scans. Ultimately, a biopsy can become necessary as ln's can just be reactive.

Answered 6/6/2020

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Dr. Krishna Narayanan answered

Specializes in Plastic Surgery

Possible: Squamous cell carcinoma can spread to local lymph nodes.

Answered 10/5/2018

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