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What is stage 1 squamous cell carcinoma?

Stage 1 squamous cell carcinoma is the second stage of development of a relatively common type of skin cancer. It begins in the squamous cells, or keratinocytes, which are the major cells that make up the outer layer of skin. Stage 1 squamous cell carcinoma causes scaly, red patches to form on skin, often in sun-exposed areas. During stage 1, squamous cell carcinoma is easily treatable because the tumor is still very small and hasn't spread past the skin, but it can spread to other areas of the body if it's left untreated.

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Are there alternative treatments for stage 1 squamous cell carcinoma?
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Alternative treatments aren't used to cure stage 1 squamous cell carcinoma, but some options may hel...
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What increases my risk for stage 1 squamous cell carcinoma?
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The most significant risk factor for stage 1 squamous cell carcinoma is leaving stage 0 squamous cel...
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How common is stage 1 squamous cell carcinoma?
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It's difficult to determine the exact number of cases of stage 1 squamous cell carcinoma. This is du...
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Is there a cure for stage 1 squamous cell carcinoma?
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Unfortunately, there's no guaranteed cure for stage 1 squamous cell carcinoma. However, if it's caug...
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