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How is spindle cell squamous cell carcinoma diagnosed?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Spindle cell squamous cell carcinoma can be difficult to diagnose because it so closely resembles other skin conditions. The first step in diagnosing spindle cell squamous cell carcinoma is usually a physical exam that includes an inspection of your skin and a review of your medical history. Then doctors will perform a biopsy, which involves removing a part of the affected skin and analyzing it under a microscope. Analysis with a microscope is the most important step in diagnosing the cancer because it lets doctors differentiate spindle cell squamous cell carcinoma from other conditions.

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