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What are the treatment options for squamous cell carcinoma?

Treatment options for squamous cell carcinoma include surgical and non-surgical procedures. Commonly, doctors will remove the tumor using surgery to cut out the growth and some surrounding tissue. A procedure called Mohs surgery is the most successful 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. In other cases, doctors may recommend cryosurgery (freezing the tumor) or laser therapy (burning the tumor). For very shallow tumors, doctors may recommend topical chemotherapy, which involves applying strong drugs to the affected skin. Talk to your doctor to determine the best treatment method for you.

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