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How do medications treat stage 0 squamous cell carcinoma?

If medications are used to treat stage 0 squamous cell carcinoma, it's usually through topical chemotherapy. Since stage 0 squamous cell carcinomas are still very shallow, chemotherapy drugs may be applied to the skin to kill cancerous cells. However, since these medications can cause significant side effects, talk to your doctor about this treatment option.

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Can children get stage 0 squamous cell carcinoma?
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Squamous cell carcinoma at any stage, including stage 0, rarely affects children. The average age of...
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How is stage 0 squamous cell carcinoma diagnosed?
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Should I see my doctor about my stage 0 squamous cell carcinoma symptoms?
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What causes stage 0 squamous cell carcinoma?
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