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How fast does squamous cell cancer spread to lymph nodes?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Masiello
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

There are several different types of squamos cell carcinomas, scc.
For instance scc of the skin is not aggressive and very rarely spreads rapidly to lymph nodes. Scc of the lung is very aggressive and spreads rapidly.

In brief: Depends

There are several different types of squamos cell carcinomas, scc.
For instance scc of the skin is not aggressive and very rarely spreads rapidly to lymph nodes. Scc of the lung is very aggressive and spreads rapidly.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Varies with type

In the case of squamous cell cancer of the skin, it may take months or longer, whereas squamous cell cancer of the lung may have already spread to lymph nodes when first detected.

In brief: Varies with type

In the case of squamous cell cancer of the skin, it may take months or longer, whereas squamous cell cancer of the lung may have already spread to lymph nodes when first detected.
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Dr. John Hoffmann
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: It varies

There are a number of factors that affect how aggressive squamous cell cancer spreads.
The location and microscopic appearance and size all play a role.

In brief: It varies

There are a number of factors that affect how aggressive squamous cell cancer spreads.
The location and microscopic appearance and size all play a role.
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