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How do medications treat spindle cell squamous cell carcinoma?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Usually, medications aren't the first line of treatment for spindle cell squamous cell carcinoma. Instead, surgical removal of the growth is generally the first thing doctors try. If medications are used, it's usually through chemotherapy. In this type of treatment, chemotherapy drugs may be taken by mouth, injected, or applied to the skin. Those strong drugs work to destroy cancerous cells. However, these medications can cause significant side effects, so talk to your doctor about this treatment option.

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