- Skin Cancer
- General Dermatology
- Cosmetic Dermatology
Although most cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas are easily treated surgically, a small group of patients with specific disease risk factors develop metastases and ultimately die of the disease, a retrospective study determined.
Among a cohort of patients treated at a single academic center, 3.7% developed nodal metastases and in 2.1% the disease was fatal, according to Chrysalyne D. Schmults, MD, and colleagues from Harvard University.
A consistent predictor of poor outcome was tumor diameter of 2 cm or more, which was associated with subhazard ratios of
Read the rest of this article on Medpage Today: Risky Squamous Cell Skin Cancers Can Kill
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