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Does squamous skin cancer go into the lymph nodes?

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Dr. Krishna Narayanan
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Possible

Squamous cell carcinoma can spread to local lymph nodes.

In brief: Possible

Squamous cell carcinoma can spread to local lymph nodes.
Dr. Krishna Narayanan
Dr. Krishna Narayanan
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Dr. Jeffrey Buchsbaum
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jeffrey Buchsbaum
Dr. Jeffrey Buchsbaum
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