What is included in nonsurgical management of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC)?

Updated: Jul 08, 2020
  • Author: Talib Najjar, DMD, MDS, PhD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Nonsurgical management for cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) includes the use of systemic and topical chemotherapy. Various topical agents are used to treat patients with a history of extensive sun exposure or actinic keratosis and SCC in situ. The addition of chemotherapy to radiotherapy may also be beneficial in improving survival in squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck but it is associated with adverse effects.


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