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How is stage 0 squamous cell carcinoma diagnosed?

The first step in diagnosing stage 0 squamous cell carcinoma is usually a physical exam that includes an inspection of your skin and a review of your medical history. Then, if doctors suspect stage 0 squamous cell carcinoma, they will perform a biopsy, which involves removing a part of the affected skin and analyzing it under a microscope. At stage 0, squamous cell carcinoma tumors are small and shallow, so doctors will simply shave off the skin's top layers to biopsy the squamous cell carcinoma.

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If you notice symptoms of stage 0 squamous cell carcinoma, you should talk to your doctor. Symptoms ...
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What is stage 0 squamous cell carcinoma?
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Stage 0 squamous cell carcinoma is the first stage of development of a relatively common type of ski...
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What causes stage 0 squamous cell carcinoma?
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