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What is stage 2 squamous cell carcinoma?

Stage 2 squamous cell carcinoma is the third 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 2 squamous cell carcinoma causes scaly, red patches to form on skin, often in sun-exposed areas like the face and neck. During stage 2, squamous cell carcinoma is quite treatable because the tumor still 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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How is stage 2 squamous cell carcinoma diagnosed?
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The first step in diagnosing stage 2 squamous cell carcinoma is usually a physical exam that include...
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How common is stage 2 squamous cell carcinoma?
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It's difficult to determine the exact number of cases of stage 2 squamous cell carcinoma. This is du...
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Are there alternative treatments for stage 2 squamous cell carcinoma?
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Alternative treatments won't cure stage 2 squamous cell carcinoma, but some options may help improve...
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Does sun exposure increase my risk for stage 2 squamous cell carcinoma?
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Sun exposure is one of the most significant risk factors for stage 2 squamous cell carcinoma. Sun ex...
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