How do medications treat verrucous carcinoma?

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Medications usually aren't used to treat verrucous carcinoma, although treatment varies by according to how and where the carcinoma occurs. In most cases, surgery is the first line of treatment. During surgery (which may be laser therapy, Mohs surgery, wide excision, or cryotherapy), doctors remove the tumor and a small amount of surrounding tissue. After surgery, doctors may suggest radiation therapy, which uses doses of high-energy rays to destroy any remaining cancerous cells, although caution must be used as radiation is sometimes found to cause complications. Chemotherapy is seldom used for verrucous carcinoma, but may be a good option in some cases.

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