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What is the best treatment for squamous cell cancer?
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
6 doctors agree
In brief: It depends.
It depends on how extensive and how invasive the cancer is.
The most aggressive treatment is surgical excision with a narrow rim of normal skin. For slow growing tumors in cosmetically sensitive areas, other non-surgical methods are available; talk with your doctor.

In brief: It depends.
It depends on how extensive and how invasive the cancer is.
The most aggressive treatment is surgical excision with a narrow rim of normal skin. For slow growing tumors in cosmetically sensitive areas, other non-surgical methods are available; talk with your doctor.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: Location, location..
Depending on location, there are different options.
Surgical excision is the mainstay of treatment, but if the tumor is very superficial (on the skin), a topical treatment may be appropriate. If the scca involves the mouth/throat, surgical excision is common, but radiation may have a role. Best to discuss your individual situation with your doctors.

In brief: Location, location..
Depending on location, there are different options.
Surgical excision is the mainstay of treatment, but if the tumor is very superficial (on the skin), a topical treatment may be appropriate. If the scca involves the mouth/throat, surgical excision is common, but radiation may have a role. Best to discuss your individual situation with your doctors.
Dr. Mike Bowman
Dr. Mike Bowman
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
It depends on how extensive and how invasive the cancer is.
The most aggressive treatment is surgical excision with a narrow rim of normal skin. For slow growing tumors in cosmetically sensitive areas, other non-surgical methods are available; talk with your doctor.

In brief: Depends
It depends on how extensive and how invasive the cancer is.
The most aggressive treatment is surgical excision with a narrow rim of normal skin. For slow growing tumors in cosmetically sensitive areas, other non-surgical methods are available; talk with your doctor.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: In the skin?
Many choices: topical medicines like efudex destruction with electrodesiication & curettage excision mohs surgery ultimately, i need to see the tumor under the microscope, view the anatomic site of the tumor, and interview the patient to recommend a treatment plan that is based on the histology of the tumor, its location, and the health status and goals of the patient.

In brief: In the skin?
Many choices: topical medicines like efudex destruction with electrodesiication & curettage excision mohs surgery ultimately, i need to see the tumor under the microscope, view the anatomic site of the tumor, and interview the patient to recommend a treatment plan that is based on the histology of the tumor, its location, and the health status and goals of the patient.
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dr. Arlo Miller
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