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How is basaloid squamous cell carcinoma diagnosed?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Basaloid squamous cell carcinoma is often quite difficult to diagnose because its symptoms aren't usually visible, and the symptoms it does produce often resemble those of other conditions. The first step in diagnosing basaloid squamous cell carcinoma is usually a physical exam that includes a review of your symptoms and medical history. Then, if doctors suspect basaloid squamous cell carcinoma, they will perform a biopsy. This procedure involves removing a part of the affected tissue and analyzing it under a microscope. Even on a microscopic level, basaloid squamous cell carcinoma may still resemble other conditions. This usually means it's not diagnosed till it has spread, so make sure to see a doctor right away if you notice any symptoms.

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