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What are the treatment options for spindle cell squamous cell carcinoma?

Treatment options for spindle cell squamous cell carcinoma may include a combination of procedures. Doctors will usually remove the tumor using surgery to cut out the growth and some surrounding tissue. A procedure called Mohs surgery is one commonly-used method because it involves removing the tumor layer by layer and testing each layer for cancer. This is great for larger tumors because it helps preserve as much tissue as possible. Another way the tumor may be removed is through curettage and electrodessication, which involves scraping the top layers of skin and then burning the base of the tumor with an electric needle. If the cancer has spread, doctors may recommend other treatments such as chemotherapy after surgery is done. Talk to your doctor to determine the best treatment method for you.

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