In general, squamous cell
carcinoma develops in three stages:
- Stage I – at stage 1, the cancer remains superficially in
the tissue where it originates. Your chance of surviving is very high.
- Stage II – a stage 2 squamous cell carcinoma has infiltrated
deeply into the tissue of the skin, and it is associated with a high risk of recurrence in cases of limited
surgery. Loco-regional invasion may also occur, particularly in the pelvis. In addition, the cancer may
have affected the bone tissue surrounding the tumor.
- Stage III - at this stage, the cancer has become more
aggressive with high risk of lymph node metastases; your survival chance decreases significantly. Without a
prompt and effective treatment, the cancer can travel through the bloodstream to form other tumor in
surrounding or distant sites: lungs, liver, brain or bone.
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Cell Carcinoma Treatment