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I just received a diagnosis from my dermatologist that I have squamos skin cancer. What is treatment?

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Doctor: Dr Uzair, Doctor replied 8 months ago

The treatment of squamous cell carcinoma depends on the size of the lesion.

If it is less than 5mm then it can be treated with application of 5FU which is a anticancer agent in the form of a cream, that usually takes care of it.

If it is up to 9 mm then it can be excised with a 5 mm margin of normal skin around it. If it is 10 mm or more then it should be excised with a margin of 10 mm margin of normal skin around it.

Excision of the lesion alone has high cure rates and further treatment is decided only after a thorough clinical examination, history and a histopathology report of the excised lesion is available.

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