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How common is stage 4 squamous cell carcinoma?

It's difficult to determine the exact number of cases of stage 4 squamous cell carcinoma. This is due in part to the fact that the cancer may be diagnosed and treated before it reaches stage 4. The disease usually progresses pretty slowly, so stage 4 is expected to not be as common as earlier stages. In general, squamous cell carcinoma is a relatively common type of skin cancer. It's estimated that there are about 700,000 new cases diagnosed in the United States each year, but there may be more.

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