What are the odds of a squamous cell skin cancer spreading to lymph nodes?

Very high. Neglected sqamous cell skin cancer is a very lethal lesion. It rapidly penetrates to deeper layers of skin , spread to regional lymph nodes. Early detection and wide excision will assure cure if you see a non healing ulcer seek the help of your physician for early diagnosis and cure.
Nodes and skin ca. Squamous cell overall has a 10 to 15% rate of nodal spread, depending on the depth of invasion, the grade, the size of the lesion, how long it has been present, and if it is recurrent. Basal cell carcinoma rarely spreads...You can find a few reports in the literature of a handful of patients who have had this happen and I have only seen one in 25 years.
Depends on size. The size of the primary tumor is most important. If the cancer is caught early, then the risk of spread is low. If it is not removed, the longer it grows, the higher the risk of spread. More aggressive cancers (based on appearance under the microscope) will tend to grow faster and also spread earlier compared to other tumors.
Low. Squamous cells carcinomas of the skin do not usually spread to the nodes, if treated early. Left untreated, the lesions spread locally and spread to the lymph nodes.

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What is the likelihood of squamous cell skin cancer spreading to lymph nodes?

Depends. Most squamous cancers of the skin do not metastasize but some do. Many factors involved including the size of the tumor, its location, and microscopic appearance. Read more...
Low. Squamous cell carcinoma of the skin does not spread to the lymph nodes as often as melanoma does, however it is possible. Read more...

What is the probability of squamous cell skin cancer spreading to lymph nodes?

Rare but happens. While basal cell skin cancers almost never metastasize to lymph nodes, squamous cell cancers do, but rarely. Read more...
It depends. The odds of scc spreading depends on many factors such as how well-differentiated the cancer is (well-diff spreads less than poorly-diff), how large it is(larger more likely to spread than smaller) and other factors such as the health of the patient (immunosuppression leads to spread) and locations (some body sites worse than other). If you're young, healthy and it's small, odds are low. Read more...

Does squamous skin cancer go into the lymph nodes?

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. Read more...
Possible. Squamous cell carcinoma can spread to local lymph nodes. Read more...

Is invasive squamous cell carcinoma skin cancer more likely to spread than non-invasive?

Invasive skin cancer. Invasive squamous cell carcinoma is much worst than non invasive. The risk of cancer spread (metastasis) is significantly higher in invasive squamous cell cancer and needs more aggressive treatment that might include radiation therapy and possibly chemotherapy. Read more...
Surgical excision. That is a pathological description of an excised lesion. There are two major ethos of treating a squamous cell cancers. The first is radiation, but this can leave permanent skin discoloration, and breakdown. Surgical excision with frozen echoing will help rule out. Read more...