Factors can help determine risk that SCC will metastasize

05/21/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Patients with cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma that developed nodal metastases were more likely to die than patients whose SCC did not metastasize, according to a retrospective study published in JAMA Dermatology. Tumors that were 2 centimeters or more in diameter, poorly differentiated, located on the temple or ear, or that extended beyond the subcutaneous fat were associated with higher mortality.

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